Tri-Cities ROP Cautions Area Residents about Door-to-Door Scam
Soliciting Funds and/or Selling Newspapers on Behalf of ROP
WHITTIER, CA (March 8, 2016) – It has come to our attention that a number of individuals have been canvassing local area neighborhoods soliciting newspapers and other goods/services on behalf of Tri-Cities ROP and its students. The individuals suspected of this activity are purported to be in their late teens or young early 20s. They often claim they are students of our program.
Executive Director Tracie Zerpoli warned residents by stating, “Tri-Cities ROP never solicits funds in this manner. If a person is approached by someone selling newspapers or other goods on behalf of Tri-Cities ROP, please exercise extreme caution before falling victim to this type of fraud.”
The Federal Trade Commission offers sound advice about giving to charities on its website, www.consumer.ftc.gov. If you think you may have been a victim, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.