Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority warns of scam disguised as GoFundMe campaign – Barrie

, Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority warns of scam disguised as GoFundMe campaign – Barrie, The Grow House, The Grow House

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is warning area residents about a scam that’s using the organization’s name, slogan and logo.

According to the authority, the scam is disguised as a GoFundMe campaign, with a photo of a boy in a hospital. The photo is accompanied by text that describes the boy’s “serious illness,” saying that a large sum of money is required to help with his recovery.

When clicking on the link to donate, the local conservation authority says, a PayPal payment platform appears.


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“We are asking members of the public to not click, respond or donate when seeing this email,” Sheryl Flannagan, the local conservation authority’s corporate services director, said in a statement.

“Our staff are working hard to rectify the situation and to find the source of the scam.”

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Flannagan said the conservation authority’s data is secure and that the issue is a matter of misusing the organization’s name, slogan and logo.

“We invite anyone who has questions or concerns to contact us,” Flannagan said in the statement.








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