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Conservation authority logo being used in scam fundraiser

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority announced its name and logo was being used for a scam disguised as a Go Fund Me campaign
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UTOPIA – The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is warning residents in the Nottawasaga Valley Watershed and beyond to ignore a scam that uses the organization’s name, slogan and logo.

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 [email protected].