The Salvation Army is distancing itself from a man the social agency says is attempting to fleece people out of cash in a door-to-door scam.
Captain Dawne Anderson of the Nanaimo Salvation Army told NanaimoNewsNOW a coworker reported someone door-knocking in Harewood Friday, claiming to be raising money for the local Salvation Army.
“Salvation Army does not do door-to-door soliciting, so please if somebody comes to your door do not give them any money.”
Anderson said the scammer is described as white, about six foot with long straggly blonde hair. She added the man could be flashing a badge.
“The money that we do raise is very important for our Kettle Campaign to support the work we do downtown with our hampers, shelter and meal program.”
Anderson said they are currently behind pace on their goal of raising $250,000 through their annual Kettle Campaign to support local Salvation Army programming.
Money for this year’s fundraising effort will be collected until Dec. 23.
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