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Door-to-door magazine sellers falsely claiming to represent Union Gospel Mission

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People are going door-to-door selling magazine subscriptions and falsely claiming the proceeds will benefit the Union Gospel Mission.

The Union Gospel Mission has received reports about such solicitations occurring in Oregon City.

A Union Gospel Mission spokesperson said the organization is not the beneficiary of funds from these magazine sales.

People are advised to ask for credentials of any door-to-door salesperson. Is someone claims to be selling subscriptions on behalf of the Union Gospel Mission, try to get a name and contact information, as well as a license plate if they have a vehicle.

That information should then be reported to law enforcement by contacting the non-emergency line.

"We want to get the word out to people that the door-to-door magazine sales are not benefiting Union Gospel Mission and that we are not engaging in this fundraising activity," said Stacy Kean, communications director at Union Gospel Mission.

Union Gospel Mission has been in Portland since 1927 providing meals and care for the homeless.

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