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Updated on Wednesday, November 19

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OMG: WARNING : I don't know for long this was going on, but there's a group of filipino ladies running around campus asking for donations for Children's Joy Foundation. The foundation itself is legit but these people, with their aggressive ways appear to be scamers. They have everything including IDs, a small booklet relating stuff to the foundation. A girl approached me and said 'Namaste' but after saying I'm not Indian she quickly tried to get to know me and simultaneously shoved the paper on my face. I scan through it and pull out my wallet to give $10.
She noticed a 5 in there and said, I see a 5 in there.
At this point I'm pretty pissed cause, first it's rude. And second, I'm going broke and I'm giving you what I can.
After that, she leaves and I do my research cause it's kind of strange how she approached me and stumbled on a lot of scam threads and posts about the said people.
TL;DR, Avoid them or refuse. They usually are aggressive about money and if you say you don't, will try to get you to an atm (friend's experience)

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  1. This just happened to me outside of DC library. I scanned through the document the person provided, but I speculated whether he had permission to be doing this after school hours. He was definitely aggressive. Furthermore, something seemed off about the evidence he was presenting. The strangest part of the conversation we had was the fact that he lacked emphasis on the organization he was representing. In any case, don't hesitate to decline. Simply indicate that you're not interested and immediately walk away. Don't give them time to reel you back into the loop.

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  2. If they approach you on campus, you are allowed to ask police to escort them from campus, since the school is technically 'private property.' Not saying they are dangerous or intend to harm, just saying that they aren't even allowed on campus doing that in the first place...

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  3. Just call campus police, they'll be escorted off property.

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  4. I was at CHATIME and they approached me. Just a note, I'm filipino myself and I've been warned about those fake organizations from before. They shoved the paper in my face too and I was literally just like no thank you and they looked at me like I was Hitler or something. If I don't wanna give you my money, I'm not gonna give you my money. Wanted to smash the guitar in her face lul

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    1. Now if only liberals realized this.

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  5. I was scammed by them when I was 14. Even though it was $1... They have no mercy, they will TAKE ALL your money.

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  6. Pretty sure this is the same organization that took my friend's phone. She was asked for money in DP, and while she was getting her wallet, the lady took her phone on the cubicle and ran away. She didn't even notice until after.

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  7. OP here, thanks for all your input guys. Just wanted to let people know about it cause it's honestly cruel to use a legit foundation and cause to scam people like that. The more people are aware about it, the better it is

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  8. One of them came up to me in a cubicle at DC and threw her clipboard on my desk. Their ID's looked really old and worn.

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  9. I see this group EVERYWHERE in Waterloo. I've met them walking home along uni, at conestoga mall, and on campus :/ I just avoid giving them money since i don't trust them. They always show their booklet, and it has some ridiculous -and probably fake amount (e.g. $100)- in it that was "donated" by the person promoting the foundation. Then when I tried chatting with some guy one time, he wasn't very informative about the foundation...

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    1. OP here, Thanks for pointing this out! They do have those prolly made up names along with ridiculously large amount of money that has been 'donated' to them. Even though I support a lot of foundations, this was definitely weird. All the names had amounts ranging from $50-100, just to make people feel bad if they donate less than that or something

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  10. be a hero take their booklet, rip it and walk away.

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  11. Honestly, just never donate to people on the street. If you want to make a donation, contact the organization directly and do it that way. Simple.

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  12. This is the same scam they run at the Eiffel Tower. Scammers with some "foundation" meanwhile they are pickpockets and thrives. Watch out!

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  13. Ask them to provide the name of their foundation and look it up on your phone right in front of them. Look up reviews and If they have a BBB rating or complaint. If there's nothing there, you know it's a scam.

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  14. ran into someone doing the same at DC some time back too, they said ahnnyeonghasaeyo to me although im not korean and asked for money as well and kept blocking the way while i was trying to leave; had to shove my way past her to run away

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  15. Someone should not only notify campus police but Waterloo regional police north division or their fraud unit. They may investigate and deal with them.

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  16. Ran into this at the Subway by the Walmart along Weber as well. The lady came in and tried to hit up everyone around.

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