Chandler police warning residents of new scam

Posted at 9:18 AM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 12:18:23-04

The Chandler Police Department responded to several calls on Thursday night that led them offer a warning to Chandler residents of a new door-to-door scam.

After responding to calls of suspicious activity across from Basha High School, police report that door-to-door salesmen operating under the name "" have been staying in Chandler to make a profit.

Police said the group claims to collect money to purchase and send care packages to deployed military members, however, many residents feel scammed after discovering the organization is for profit. 

According to Chandler police, the amount of money spent on military is small, while employees make 10 percent of what they collect. Employees are brought in from other states, staying in hotels in Chandler because of the area's previous success. 

When the officers approached the group, none of the employees had identification with them and could not present the required city permit.

Chandler police said residents should know that door-to-door salesmen are required to carry a city of Chandler permit, license and identification. 

Anyone suspicious of door-to-door activity is encouraged to call Chandler police at 480-782-4130.