Police: Monika’s House fundraiser is a scam

Beaverton Police say the man selling magazines door-to-door is a scammer

Monika's House is a domestic violence shelter in Washington County. (Facebook)

BEAVERTON, Ore. (KOIN) — A man who is selling books and magazines door-to-door, claiming to raise money for Monika’s House, is a scam.

Beaverton Police say the operators of Monika’s House, which is a facility that provides emergency shelter for families escaping domestic violence, got a call from a concerned citizen Wednesday. The person said he was contacted at his home by a man who claimed he was raising money for the shelter.

The suspect is described as a black man about 38-42 years of age. He stands about 5’10” with a medium slender build. According to the Domestic Violence Resource Center Facebook page, the suspect was bald and had a small patch of dark hair on his chin. He was dressed in business casual and was very friendly. The man is selling books and magazines for $50.00 and claims to be giving the money to Monika’s House. Police say this is a scam, despite his knowledge of the facility.

Police say if you would like to donate, you can do so on the shelter’s official website.


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