The Jamaica Defence Force is aware that various groups and individuals are soliciting funds from members of the public and ex-service members on behalf of the Force.
The official JDF fundraising avenue for veterans is the National Poppy Appeal, which is held under the patronage of His Excellency The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Linton Allen, ON, GCMG, CD, KSt.J, Governor General of Jamaica in collaboration with the Jamaica Legion.
The JDF wishes to advise members of the public that it is not collaborating with any entity, individual or military base to raise funds for veterans or any other purpose.
The JDF is urging members of the public to be vigilant and verify all attempts at soliciting funds before handing over their hard-earned cash.
Citizens with information about these malicious schemes are being urged to call the JDF Tipline at 876-837-8888.