Talk of the alleged sports team scammer seems to have died down recently, and it's possible that the area has seen the last of him.
But, were you one of the people whose homes the alleged scammer visited?
Earlier this month, Chevy Chase Village police reported on the village website that "[a] slender Caucasian male in his [mid-20s] has solicited homes in [Chevy Chase] Village and in [Washington,] DC for a soccer team by the name of the 'DC Strikers'. He has introduced himself as 'Chris Scholz'. The Chevy Chase Village Police Department believes this is a scam."
Chevy Chase Village Police Chief John Fitzgerald told Patch last week that no further reports had been heard in Chevy Chase Village about the man.
A contributor to the Chevy Chase, DC, listserv had been approached by the alleged scammer, and—suspicious of the man's "very cagey responses"—he alerted the Washington, DC, police about him, Fitzgerald explained.
Fitzgerald advises residents who are approached by people soliciting money for nonprofit organizations that they should not make any decisions on the spot. Ask for take-away literature, do independent research on the organization and think it over first, he says.
Do you think you might have encountered the alleged scammer? Tell us in the comments, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.