Police fear two con men are on the loose after a report Monday of suspicious men going door to door saying they were from Starbucks collecting money for UNICEF.
A resident of Canongate Crescent told police the men came at about 5:30 p.m. wearing blue golf or collared shirts and were well dressed. They did not give their names nor did they present accreditation tags or other identification.
The homeowner described them as "one Caucasian and one African."
Officers patrolled the area but could not find the pair. Other homeowners in the area said they had not been approached.
A similar incident occurred in Penticton in late April. At that time, a homeowner was presented with a portable credit/debit card reader to make a payment.
Police warn that legitimate organizations publicize their campaigns and show accreditation tags with a name and picture.
Police also warn that using a portable credit/debit card reader could expose a PIN or other financial information to a fraudster.