Seen a suspicious fundraiser?

Genuine Cancer Council fundraisers

Can be identified by:

  • A badge including his or her name, our logo, expiry date and statement that this person is an unpaid volunteer
  • A letter of authority including name, our logo, expiry date, Cancer Council authority signature and a confirmation of their location or type of fundraising activity

If you're not sure whether someone is a Cancer Council fundraiser, contact our Supporters Hotline on 1300 65 65 85. We have a record of all registered fundraisers.

Reporting suspicious fundraising activity

Charity fundraisers should always carry proper identification – don't respond to anyone suspicious.

If someone tries to fraudulently raise funds by pretending to be collecting for a charity, they can be reported to Consumer Affairs Victoria (1300 55 81 81) or the local police. When reporting someone you may be asked:

  • What was the fundraising activity?
  • What did the fundraiser look like?
  • Where was the fundraiser operating?
  • When did you see the fundraiser?
  • Is this the only time you've seen the fundraiser?
  • What made you suspicious?
  • Did the fundraiser have any identification?

You may also be asked to supply your contact details for follow-up questions. For more information on fundraising call our Supporters Hotline on 1300 65 65 85.

Updated: 24 May, 2013