The Salvation Army of Anderson County is warning residents that if someone comes to the door soliciting donations, it may be a scam.
Major Bryan Tatterson, commanding officer for the county's organization, said a concerned donor called to report that an older man soliciting cash donations approached a family member.
Tatterson said they never solicit door to door and any request for donations on the street, at a home, at your place of work or from a car is not The Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army collects donations through direct mail, their official website or sent directly to their office. The charity also organizes special events or uses the shiny red kettles as part of their annual fundraising efforts.
If someone is approached by anyone soliciting donations for The Salvation Army door to door, the group says they should be turned away and should notify local law enforcement.
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