Beware of door-to-door scam, Surrey Food Bank warns
The Surrey Food Bank is warning residents about a door-to-door scam.
A man has been canvassing for the food bank, asking for money and donations.
His most recent targets – as late as Wednesday – were homes in Fraser Heights.
Tiffany Parton, manager of resources and development at the Surrey Food Bank, says the man claims, alternately, that he is collecting for "the food bank," The Surrey Food Bank specifically or the Single Parent Food Bank, which has had its charitable status dropped.
"People don't realize he's a scam artist until after he's gone away with their money," Parton says.
The Surrey Food Bank does not solicit donations door-to-door or over the phone.
For more information about the Surrey Food Bank and how to make a legitimate donation, visit www.surreyfoodbank.org or call 604-581-5443.