YAK Youth Group used as “hook” in local phone scam

May 19, 2017 by

Phone Scam copyLanark County OPP have been notified by Staff at YAK Youth Services of a fraud using their organisation as a "hook".

A local business owner received a phone call seeking a cash donation to support YAK. The business owner did not make a donation but called YAK instead.

YAK says they don’t have an active campaign at this time.

YAK uses a different format to approach business and community members regarding donations and does not make "cold calls".

Lanark County OPP continue to urge our community to be mindful that there are many telephone scams being operated provincially, nationally and perhaps, in this case, locally.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.