UPDATE: Tillsonburg Phone Scam

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:43
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An alert citizen avoided becoming the victim of a telephone scam yesterday.

The caller claimed to be collecting donations for a Tillsonburg Fire Safety Day. That didn't sit well with the resident and no funds were given, instead, they called police.

Oxford OPP spoke with Tillsonburg Fire who confirmed there were no fundraisers underway.

Police say it's important to always be suspicious of unsolicited callers asking for money.

***UPDATE***

Oxford OPP say informaiton from the public revealed a community group was attempting to raise funds for kids 5 and under in Tillsonburg in March.

Organizors have told police they will only looking for corporate sponsorship.  Tillsonburg Fire has been made aware of the event and are reviewing whether they will participate.

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