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Make-A-Wish® does not solicit funds through chain letters, telemarketing or door-to-door fundraising campaigns.

Should you receive this type of solicitation, please contact our Canada Office at 1-888-822-9474 or email nationaloffice@makeawish.ca.


Fraudulent Emails

Make-A-Wish® International has been made aware of a fraudulent email being sent from the address makeawishthailand@yahoo.com, supposedly coming from William Kuipers of Make-A-Wish® Thailand.


This is NOT from William or any person affiliated with Make-A-Wish®. Please ignore the email and avoid clicking on any link or making any contact. Most importantly, please do not send any funds to this individual.


The following is a sample of the fraudulent email being sent:


Subject: Terrible Trip!!!!!!........William Kuipers


I Hope you get this on time, I made a trip to (Turkey) and had my bag stolen from me with my passport and personal effects therein. The embassy has just issued me a temporary passport but I have to pay for a ticket and settle my hotel bills with the Manager.


I have made contact with my bank but it would take me 3-5 working days to access funds in my account, the bad news is my flight will be leaving very soon but I am having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let me leave until I settle the bills, I need your help/LOAN financially and I promise to make the refund once I get back home, you are my last resort and hope, Please let me know if I can count on you and I need you to keep checking your email because it's the only way I can reach you.


Thank you, 
Make-A-Wish Foundation® Thailand