The South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) wishes to advise the public of a scam being conducted in its name by direct telephone marketers.
Telephone marketers who are not affiliated with the Red Cross are making telephone calls to members of the public claiming to be Red Cross fundraisers. The callers are encouraging individuals, some of whom have previously donated to SARCS, to switch their donations to other charities. The callers are claiming that The South African Red Cross Society is no longer in need of support from donors. This is entirely untrue. The Red Cross relies on continued financial support from the public to provide humanitarian assistance to South Africa’s most vulnerable people.