COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — The Utah-Southern Idaho chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is warning potential donors of a fundraising scam.
The organization recently became aware of a fraudulent coupon book being sold door to door under the guise of raising money for the MS Society. The booklet offers alleged discounts to Salt Lake City businesses, but it is not supported by local companies and does not benefit the society.
Residents in Cottonwood Heights, Millcreek and Midvale have reported solicitations for the scam booklet, according to a news release.
The counterfeit coupon book — which is being sold for $5 — has a white cover with an American flag and National Multiple Sclerosis Society wording. The coupons are printed on gray paper and offer free or discounted products to businesses including Godfather’s Pizza, Gringos Great Mexican, Town & Country Bowling, Olympus Bowling, Off Broadway Theater, Top Hat Video, Tracy Aviary, as well as several other establishments.
Anyone approached for contributions in this manner should contact local authorities or the MS Society at 800-344-4867.