The Dunwoody Police Department arrested seven people Friday involved in an alleged illegal scam where people were going door-to-door seeking donations they said were to help those in the military.

The solicitors were seeking donations near Mount Vernon Road.

“Officers are responding to a dozen calls of illegal solicitation in the area of Mount Vernon Road. The solicitors claim to represent members of our nations armed forces and are collecting monetary donations to further their efforts,” wrote Sgt. Curtis Clifton on a Facebook post.

“This sounds like a great organization that each of us would enjoy donating towards. Unfortunately, the solicitors picked the wrong city to attempt their scam. A Google search showed numerous reviews where the organization is identified as fraudulent. B-Team was able to located and arrested 7 of these solicitors soon after receiving the first call,” he added.

Photos taken by Dunwoody Police of the cards the illegal solicitors are using:


Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.