This week, the Ottawa Police Organized Fraud Unit received a report from a victim who received a phone call, earlier this month, from a person supposedly calling on behalf of the Ottawa Police Service and asking for money.
The caller indicated that he was raising funds on behalf of the Service for an upcoming ice fishing derby to benefit mentally challenged children and he requested payment by Credit Card.
The Ottawa Police is not fundraising or collecting donations for any such events or charities.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police Service at 613-236-1222, ext.7300. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477(TIPS), toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or by downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.