By Jacqueline Woo
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The conduct of bogus fund-raising activities is “tantamount to cheating” and will be dealt with by police, said Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong yesterday.
He said that “all fund-raising appeals conducted in publicly-accessible areas or from house to house require a licence from the police”.
Besides an SMS-verification service – by sending a query to 74688 – members of the public can also use the Commissioner of Charities’ online fund-raising-permit search facility to obtain additional information, such as the approved locations for the conduct of the fund-raising activity, he said.
The search facility can be accessed at http://www.charities.gov.sg