Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Crime Prevention Tip - Door-to-Door Soliciting is Regulated in Langley City

One of Langley City’s Crime Prevention Task Group’s initiatives is to provide monthly safety tips for seniors. These tips as distributed through various service organizations in our community.

While the task group gears these monthly tips towards seniors, they are relevant to everyone in Langley City.

Due to these times, you would not expect that people are going door-to-door soliciting for non-profit causes. Yet, one of our own task group members recently had someone knock on their door, purporting to be fundraising on behalf of a well-known charity.

Langley City regulates door-to-door soliciting. Anyone canvassing must carry a copy of their approved application and present it as proof upon request. If they don’t have their approved application, likely, the City has not authorized them.

As a note, local bottle drives, religious organizations, Girl Guides of Canada, and Langley Animal Protection Society’s dog licensing canvassers are exempt.

If unauthorized canvassers are in your neighbourhood, call City Hall at 604-514-2800 or the RCMP non-emergency line at 604-532-3200 to report them. If you can, be sure to get the name of the charity they claim to be canvassing for and the time and date they were at your house.

For more information, please select the poster below.

Door to Door Scams

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