Another day and another scam alert, this time from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority.
The NVCA is warning residents in the Nottawasaga Valley Watershed and elsewhere to ignore a scam that uses the organization’s name, slogan and logo.
According to an email from the conservation authority, the scam is disguised as a Go Fund Me campaign, with a photo of a boy in a hospital, with text describing his serious illness and that it will require a large sum of money to help with his recovery. When clicking on the link to donate, it goes to a PayPal payment platform.
“We are asking members of the public to not click, respond or donate when seeing this email,” says Sheryl Flannagan, Director of Corporate Services at the NVCA. “Our staff are working hard to rectify the situation and to find the source of the scam. In the meantime, we would like to ensure everyone that our data is secure. This is a matter of misusing our name, slogan and logo. We invite anyone who has questions or concerns to contact us.” For more information about the scam, please contact NVCA at 705-424-1479 or email firstname.lastname@example.org