Police warn of possible scam using name of slain Brock student

Police are warning about a Go Fund Me Account claiming to be raising money in the wake of the death of a Brock student.

Hamilton Police have been told by the family of Yosif Al-Hasnawi that an unauthorized Go Fund Me account called 'Hamilton Hero Funeral Fundraiser' has been set up.

The public is being told not to donate to this account as police do not know where the money is actually going.

Hamilton Police Service Major Fraud Branch is investigating.

Yosif Al-Hasnawi was shot and killed after he intervened when two men began accosting an older man in Hamilton on Saturday night.

A funeral was held on Monday night attended by friends and family who remembered Al-Hasnawi as a hero.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact the Major Fraud Branch at 905-546-3841.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com

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