Summerside police warn of scammers posing as PCH volunteers

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Police receive calls  that two men had come to residential doors soliciting donations for  hospital

People are apparently going door-to-door in the Summerside area claiming to be collecting money for the Prince County Hospital’s intensive care unity.

Police and the Prince County Hospital Foundation (PCHF)are warning that there is currently no such campaign underway.

Police say they received two calls, minutes apart, from people in the Duke and Elm Street areas on Tuesday, Feb.9, reporting that two men had come to their doors soliciting donations for the hospital.

The men are described as possibly being in their 20s, scruffy, one is about five-foot, ten-inches tall, while the second is between five-foot, two inches and five-foot, five-inches. Both are of average build and one was wearing a dark hoody.

The males were seen getting into a vehicle that was described as an older model white Chevrolet Cobalt, with a black stripe along the bottom and a fin on the trunk.

Police would like to hear from anyone who has been solicited by these two or who has any information on this matter. 

Police can be reached at 902-432-1201. 

The Prince County Hospital Foundation said Friday that it typically does not perform door-to-door canvassing. If they were to conduct such a campaign, volunteers would carry PCHF identification and a letter of authenticity.

The PCHF is encouraging anyone who is unsure whether a person asking for funds on behalf of the organization is authentic or not to feel free to contact the foundation by phone at 902-432-2547, Twitter at @pchfoundation, Facebook at facebook.com/pchfoundation or email at info@pchcare.com.

Organizations: Prince County Hospital Foundation

Geographic location: Summerside, Elm Street

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