Beware of religious scammers

Cyprus Mail reports:

POLICE YESTERDAY warned members of the public to be wary of scam artists posing as religious or charitable groups.

According to police, a group of people are going around pretending to members of a church committee or charity selling pictures of negligible value for €50 or more.

Their target market is elderly people who often get duped into buying the pictures, said police.

The public is asked to be particularly careful and to report any suspicious incident to their nearest police station or the Citizen’s Hotline on 1460.

This assumes that religious and charitable groups aren’t scamming people out of money.  And I, personally, find that debatable.

2 thoughts on “Beware of religious scammers”

    1. Yup. Unless you do it directly to the people that need the money. The trust thing with donations is tricky. I am, for example, donating to EFF. I do see the results of their work and I support them. I do trust that they use my money wisely. But, on the other hand, I don’t know for sure where my money are used and what for.

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