Police investigate door to door solicitation

Police are investigating reports of two suspicious individuals soliciting door to door on behalf of a local charity.

A description of the suspicious persons was provided as a white male, approximately 5-foot-7 with dark hair and a female with brown hair and brown eyes.

Citizens are advised to ask to see the credentials of any door-to-door sales personnel before committing to make a donation, purchase or enter into a contract of some kind.

In Nova Scotia, individuals selling goods and services are required to carry an ID card that identifies the licensed company they represent. Police advise everyone to exercise caution when dealing with any kind of solicitation and always verify identification.

Anyone with concerns or questions about this type of activity should contact Service Nova Scotia’s Consumer protection staff at 902-424-5200 or 1-800-670-4357. Suspicious activity can also be reported to Halifax District RCMP at​ 902-490-5020. – please quote File# 19-55018. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

The investigation is ongoing.

Via Hope for Wildlife 

Heads up. Via Hope for Wildlife.

“Hope for Wildlife has been contacted by residents of Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, letting us know that at approximately 9pm last evening, two people knocked on their doors asking for donations for Hope for Wildlife.

Please know that we do not solicit donations door-to-door.

We have contacted local authorities, and ask that our supporters share this information to ensure that no one is taken advantage of.

Donations for Hope for Wildlife can be made by mail, online through CanadaHelps or Facebook, at events we attend, or on-site at our facility.”


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