World Vision Warns: Potential Donors Targets of Fraud

MONTREAL, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - World Vision warns that unsuspecting residents in the Montreal area are being targeted by someone using the organization's good reputation to steal donations that could be helping thousands of children in need.

The fraudster is claiming to represent World Vision in the Rosemount-Petite-Patrie neighbourhood of Montreal, and is asking for cash donations. While World Vision is currently conducting door to door canvassing in Montreal, our representatives never accept cash donations.

Here are some things you can do to protect yourself from fraud:

      -  World Vision canvassers never accept cash donations.
      -  All of our canvassers can be identified by a World Vision name badge
         and identification number, and always carry a laminated portfolio
         and child sponsorship information.
      -  Our call centre staff can confirm whether the request for donations
         is legitimate (our call centre can be reached at 1-800-363-5021).

World Vision is cooperating fully with police, and asks the public to contact police directly if they suspect they are being targeted by someone claiming to be a World Vision canvasser. If this is the case, please contact your local police department.

Please also check our website at: for further updates and details on how you can fight against fraud.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Motivated by our Christian faith, we serve all people regardless of religion, race, gender or ethnicity. For more information, please visit

SOURCE World Vision Canada

For further information: For further information: Janie Mercky, Tél.: (514) 846-5607, Cell.: (514) 562-8023,

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890