WVU Parkersburg advises local residents of possible door-to-door scams

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Parkersburg, W.Va. 12/7/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently received multiple complaints from local city residents regarding students soliciting donations. College officials have looked into the incidents and determined that the solicitations are not WVU Parkersburg related.

According to complaints, two females have knocked on doors, usually after dark, and asked for monetary donations for a charitable organization. The individuals claim to be collecting funds as part of a WVU Parkersburg economics class assignment in which they are competing against other students to raise money.

“Our academic affairs office and campus police have thoroughly investigated the reported incidents and have concluded that the solicitation efforts are not affiliated with WVU Parkersburg in any way,” said Katie Wootton, director of marketing and communications.

Campus officials advise residents to report any related incidents or suspicious activity to their local law enforcement agency.

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