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October 19, 2011
Door-to-Door Solicitors Not Associated with College of the Canyons
College of the Canyons has once again received reports from local residents regarding visits from supposed College of the Canyons students who were going door-to-door soliciting funds for a college newspaper. Variations of this same scam happen from time to time, with people who have posed as students and asked for money for various college projects or activities -- none of which is real.
College of the Canyons does not ask its students to go door-to-door to solicit monetary donations for any reason. In all likelihood, the people who are engaged in this con are taking advantage of the strong reputation that COC has in the community, and we hope that no one falls victim to this scam. Needless to say, the college doesn’t appreciate having its good reputation sullied in this manner.
At the same time, residents should be acutely aware that this is a con and notify local law enforcement if anyone comes to their doors asking for donations on behalf of the college. It would be extremely helpful for anyone who comes in contact with these people to ask for I.D., to get good descriptions of these people and report them immediately to law enforcement.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station can be reached at (661) 255-1121.