July 07, 2015 - 12:03 PM
"THE TELEMARKETERS ARE QUITE PUSHY IN THEIR ATTEMPTS TO GET PEOPLE TO SUPPORT THE (ANTI-BULLYING) CAMPAIGN"
VERNON - RCMP say they are not behind numerous calls to residents asking for money to support an anti-bullying program, though the calls are legitimate.
The Canadian Police Association has hired a contractor to campaign for donations for a national anti-bullying educational program. While the campaign itself is legitimate, the RCMP is not involved with the association or the program.
"The CPA have confirmed a marketing firm was contracted to undertake a telephone campaign asking for donations to support this campaign,” Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says in a release. “It appears the telemarketers on some occasions, have implied the RCMP is involved in the campaign, which we are not. Several local residents who have called our office have said the telemarketers are quite pushy in their attempts to get people to support the campaign.”
Anyone with any questions about the campaign or want to learn more about the Canadian Police Association, can call 1-613-231-4168, extension 229 or visit the association website at www.cpa-acp.ca.
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