We were recently alerted to the fact that two individuals have been soliciting door to door donations for "Planned Parenthood" in the Tri-City area (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody). These individuals are portraying themselves as volunteers who are soliciting donations on behalf of the organization. The couple appear to be in their early to mid-twenties.
Options for Sexual Health is the Planned Parenthood affiliate in BC, and were known as the Planned Parenthood Association of BC until our name change in 2003. We are not engaged in a door to door campaign at this time. We are unfamiliar with these individuals and have not authorized them to fundraise as Opt volunteers. This appears to be fraudulent activity, and we encourage anyone who encounters these individuals, or anyone claiming to represent Planned Parenthood with door to door solicitation in the lower mainland of BC to contact Opt at firstname.lastname@example.org or report directly to the non-emergency RCMP number.
If you are ever in doubt about any fundraising activities, please contact Options for Sexual Health. You can always donate to Opt online through our website, which is a secure way to donate to our organization: https://www.optionsforsexualhealth.org/donate. If at any time we are engaged in a door to door campaign we will ensure our website has up to date information on the campaign.
Here are some tips to employ for any door to door solicitation. http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/fraud-escroquerie/door-porte-eng.htm