Kuwaitis and expatriates have been advised to be wary of anonymous phone calls urging them to donate to certain humanitarian projects, indicating donors should approach authorized agencies to ensure their donations go to the rightful beneficiaries, reports Al-Rai daily.
This warning came from an official source at the Ministry of Interior. He explained the step became necessary as it has been observed that many Kuwaitis and expatriates responded to telephone calls prompting them to donate for certain humanitarian projects in Syria and other countries.
He stated the callers usually send a representative to collect the donation from anyone who responded to the call positively. He believes the brains behind such calls are exploiting the humanitarian nature of Kuwaitis.
He said many other people have been ignoring the phone calls because they doubt motives of those behind the projects, so they sought assistance of the ministry. He also confirmed coordination between the ministries of Interior, Social Affairs and Labor in such a circumstances, adding these ministries have received about 112 calls in that regard. He assured the ministry has been trying to identify those behind suspicious calls.
Source : Arabtimes