Mendaki donation scam alert

Mendaki donation scam alert

Several individuals have been going around HDB estates claiming to raise funds for Malay self-help group Mendaki, the group warned in a media advisory yesterday.

It added that it has received several complaints about the scam.

In a recent incident, a man claiming to be a Mendaki employee went door-to-door to HDB units in Tampines, soliciting funds for Mendaki, the group said in its statement.

Mendaki said it does not organise charity drives in public areas and has lodged a complaint.

It added that charitable organisations that are licensed to solicit cash donations would have a "Collector's Certificate of Authority from the National Council of Social Service".

Fund-raisers of the organisation will have to carry a copy of this certificate or a copy of the police permit.

This article was first published on October 11, 2014.
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