VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Police Department is warning the public about a scam involving a child’s funeral in and around Van Nuys.
Officials said the scammers have been collecting donations for a child’s funeral in the area of Sepulveda Boulevard and Burbank Boulevard. They did not reveal how long the scam has been in operation.READ MORE: Local Firefighters Begin 40-Day 9/11 Memorial Ride Cross-Country, From Santa Monica To New York City
Police have verified the organized fundraising effort is a sham.READ MORE: COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise In LA County
In a statement, police wrote, “Although there is nothing more satisfying than donating to an amicable cause, please be aware that this particular incident is a scam.”
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