Clarification through investigation

 Members of the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have received further clarification in regard to a perceived door-to-door scam in Havelock.

On September 12, 2023, the Peterborough County OPP received a call from the Community Development Coordinator at Community Care Havelock. Community Care has received multiple calls from members of the community concerned about door-to-door sales of raffle tickets in their name.

After further investigation, it was determined that there were two separate collections being made. A male and a female had been selling 50/50 raffle tickets for the Havelock Seniors Club. The Seniors Club was contacted and confirmed they had been selling raffle tickets but advised they were no longer going door-to-door.

It was further determined that separately, an older individual with a grey beard had been going door-to-door asking for contributions on behalf of Community Care Havelock. Community Care Havelock have confirmed that they have no known affiliation with this individual.

For more information on other common scams in Canada, check out the Competition Bureau Canada’s The Little Black Book of Scams:

For additional information on ongoing scams in Canada and to report fraud, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or

If you believe you have been a victim of fraud, please contact police.

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