Officials at the University of Alberta are warning people about a scam targeting Edmonton business owners.

Golden Bears

University of Alberta officials say someone pretending to be fundraising for the Golden Bears rugby team is trying to scam local business owners. (University of Alberta)

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.