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Riverside County Sheriff's Department - Headquarters
Monday November 23rd, 2015 :: 08:19 p.m. PST


Charitable Donations & Curb Painting

The Moreno Valley Police Department has seen an increase in solicitation notices at residences regarding a company painting the house number on the curb. The flyer requests the resident of the home pay a voluntary donation. Is it a scam? Maybe. Do you have to comply? Absolutely not!

The Moreno Valley Police Department advises residents to be on the alert for unauthorized paint crews currently operating within the community. Curb painting service notices have been found on city of Moreno Valley residents' doorsteps. The notice asks residents for a voluntary donation to repaint address numbers on the curb. Some flyers claim to be using the funds to help disabled people and needy children. These alleged charitable companies can be scams. These companies are in no way affiliated with or working at the city's request.

City of Moreno Valley residents are not required by any city code to have home address numbers painted on the curb. The only requirement for addresses is that they are visible from the home near the front door or other entry. If you observe an unauthorized paint crew operating in your neighborhood or if you are harassed by an individual asking for payment for curb painting services, the Moreno Valley Police Department encourages you to report the activity at (951) 776-1099.

Residents are under no obligation to pay for any services rendered. Residents should verify the authenticity of any charitable institution prior to donating money or property. Recognized charitable institutions can be verified on the IRS website:

Riverside County Sheriff's Department - Headquarters
4095 Lemon St
Riverside, CA 92501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 951-955-2400

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