Local RCMP warn of school scam

RCMP in Osoyoos are warning residents of a telemarketing fraud involving a purported caller from a local school district.

The South Okanagan-Similkameen School District notified RCMP after hearing hearing an individual was making phone calls to local residents requesting donations for the Osoyoos High School Healthy Kids Program.

School administrators confirmed they are not actively seeking donations for this program, and that is was a scam.

An investigation revealed the same phone number was being used in several other different scams.

Police continue to warn the public to be careful when considering providing payment for anyone calling to ask for donations.

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