A Block Captain passed this on to me. Sent it to the 110th Precinct and
DI Leyson said this could also be a ploy to see if anyone is home. He said to call 911 if this happens to you!
On Saturday, 8/10, at approximately 5:30 pm, a male and female were ringing doorbells on 54th Avenue between Seabury and Haspel Streets in Elmhurst. They were asking for donations to help a friend/relative who had been struck by a vehicle on Queens Boulevard. It is not known if anyone donated money.
They stated they had permission and a permit from Community Board 4 to do so. Community boards don't give permission or permits to collect donations!!
Descriptions: Dark-skinned male and female Hispanics. Male was about 5'9", 35-40 years of age. Female had long hair. Resident called 911 and the 110th Precinct responded. We don't know if the officers found them.
Scammers can change their scenario as they move around and use different stories to get money or see if anyone is home. Don't fall for it!! Please alert your neighbors!!!!
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Association