Scammer asking for money to support troops

Published: Jan. 27, 2020 at 10:29 PM MST
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Folks in Grand Junction say a man has been coming to their door asking for money to support the troops— a local nonprofit warns that this is a scam.

Operation Interdependence, a local group that sends care packages to military overseas, says they’ve been getting calls about a man knocking on doors and asking for money to support Operation Interdependence... But the nonprofit says they don’t go door to door. We caught up with a man today who thought this encounter was suspicious and wants warn others.

“He said that he needed $80 to feed 200 troops. I told him that was quite a bit, and he said, ‘well I got $40 from some other guy.’ There’s no telling how far people will go for a scam; they prey on the elderly, they prey on the younger people and stuff. I mean, what’s to stop them from breaking into a house when they see something inside they like?” Asks Matney, who was approached by the scammer at his home off of 28 ½ road.

The man is described as 5’9” with a brown beard and has tattoos on his neck and hands.