Officials at the University of Alberta are warning people about a scam targeting Edmonton business owners.
A spokeswoman for the university said someone claiming to be from the Golden Bears rugby team is soliciting donations from local businesses, promising advertising space in a city rugby magazine in exchange.
However, no such promotion exists, says Alison Turner, who works in university communications.
“Please be advised that this is a misrepresentation, and is not endorsed by or affiliated with the University of Alberta or the University of Alberta rugby club,” she said in a news release.
Turner asks that anyone approached about a donation to the U of A rugby team get in touch with the University Protective Services.
She said Edmonton police have been notified about the scam.