SFPD Warns Public about Imposter Senior Service Providers
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) is warning the public that imposters posing as senior service program delivery drivers have been going door-to-door to the residences of seniors in an attempt to gain entry.
A local service provider for seniors first notified police of the incidents, which involved imposters donning clothing comparable to that worn by meal delivery drivers requesting to gain entry to residences in order to conduct a “survey” or to ask for money. In one incident, the imposters had a vehicle with markings similar to the official logo of a senior service provider.
Fortunately to date, clients of the senior service provider have not allowed the imposters into their homes, did not provide money and reported the suspicious activity to their service provider. The service provider involved has launched a campaign to inform their clients of this suspicious activity and how to contact them if they have any questions or concerns about their service.
For their part, the SFPD is offering the following safety tips to join the senior service provider in helping to raise awareness of these incidents throughout the community: Do not open your door to strangers; know that senior service providers do not ask their clients for money; senior service providers do not ask their clients for admission to their homes for the purpose of taking “surveys;” and call your service provider if you have any doubt that someone calling at your door works for your service provider.
The SFPD asks anyone who sees suspicious activity along these lines to contact the non-emergency dispatch line at 1-415-553-0123. To report an emergency or crime in progress, call 911.