Alert to donors and the public

30 October 2012

Halifax -

The Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Division is warning the public of a telephone scam to access people’s personal banking information.

Earlier today, an HRM resident was contacted by a woman who identified herself as being from the Canadian Cancer Society. The caller then proceeded to try to obtain banking information from the individual. The caller seemed well informed, but she didn’t have all of the information right. Fortunately the HRM resident did not provide their personal banking information.

The Canadian Cancer Society wants to ensure that our donors and the public are protected. We encourage anyone contacted by someone stating they are a representing CCS, ask for the employee’s name and then call the Canadian Cancer Society office at 423-6183 or 1-800-639-0222 to verify if this is indeed a legitimate call.

“The work of the Canadian Cancer Society is made possible thanks to the support of our generous donors, volunteers and supporters,” says Barbara Stead-Coyle, CEO. “We want to alert them that this activity is going on so that they don’t fall victim to this scam,” she adds.

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

For more information, please contact:

Barbara Johnson

Communications Manager

Phone: (902) 423-6183