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Sanipac scam: 'We do not do door to door residential collections'

Someone posing as a Sanipac employee was going door to door near South 49th Place in Springfield last Wednesday. He asked one resident for money in return for a curbside service renewal, police said. (SBG photo)

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Springfield police are still trying to find the man who allegedly posed as a Sanipac worker and asked residents for money.

According to Springfield police, the man was going door to door near South 49th Place in Springfield last Wednesday. Officials said the man claimed to work for Sanipac.

He asked one resident for money in return for a curbside service renewal.

Police say that resident was suspicious, turned the man away, and called Sanipac.

“No we do not do door to door residential collections. We'll call someone or send someone a letter or email if we have permission. So we notified the city of Springfield and the police were involved at that point,” said Aaron Donley, Sanipac accounts manager.

Police say they haven't received any similar reports since last Wednesday.

The Sanipac poser is described to be a clean-cut, 40-year-old man.

He was dressed in a grey hoodie, blue jeans, was holding a clipboard and did not have Sanipac credentials.

Donley said Authentic Sanipac drivers will always have credentials, a truck with them, their uniform will have a Sanipac label, and they will have a highlighter-yellow vest on.

If you experience a similar fraudulent situation, contact the Springfield Police Department.

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