VAN NUYS (   —  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.

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Police have verified the organized fundraising effort is a sham.

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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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