A Lebanese Red Cross ambulance. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
BEIRUT: The Internal Security Forces' Information Branch arrested two people for impersonating Red Cross volunteer to carry out scams in Zouk Mosbeh, Kesrouan, a police report Tuesday said.
The two men pretended to be paramedics with the Red Cross to collect donations, the report said.
The police confiscated the money collected by the two men, it added.
The two were identified by their initials, M.Q. and M.M.
The Red Cross issued a statement later during the day warning against impersonation and calling on citizens to be cautious when donating money to the Red Cross.
The statement asked citizens to ask to see volunteers' Red Cross identification cards before making any donations.
It also asked citizens to report any suspected cases of impersonation.
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