Door-to-door scam claims magazine subscriptions benefit local hospital

Door-to-door scam claims magazine subscriptions benefit local hospital
Consumer Alert

POSTED: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 1:23pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 1:24pm

NBC33 News has learned of a fundraising scam that is happening in the Baton Rouge area.

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital recently became aware of individuals who are soliciting donations and using the hospital’s name. The scammers claim they are selling magazine sets that will benefit the children’s hospital, but this is totally false.

We’re told the door to door solicitors are selling subscriptions ranging in price from $50 to $118.

Our Lady of the Lake has contacted local authorities and advise the public to do the same if these scammers show up at your door.

If you have been a victim of this scam, we want to know about it. Send us an email to news@nbc33tv.com if you would like to tell your story.
 

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