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North Van hospital scam
The BC Children’s Hospital Foundation is warning North Shore residents after a pair of scam artists were found fraudulently soliciting donations for the hospital.
The two men have allegedly been selling Stabucks coffee door-to-door at the reduced cost of a donation. The men allegedly encouraged North Vancouver residents to pay by debit card and then, in at least one case, later withdrew money from the victim’s account.
The BC Children’s Hospital Foundation said in a release Tuesday that they are not currently fundraising and any door-to-door solicitors the hospital does employ are easily identifiable by their foundation badges.
The hospital does not accept cash at the door and does not take debit or credit card donations.
Anyone who receives a suspicious hospital solicitor can call the hospital to confirm their identity at 604-875-2444.