Department of Family Services – Older Adults

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
Fairfax, VA 22035

Trina Mayhan-Webb,
Division Director

Scams - Door-to-Door Solicitors

There are five steps for handling door-to-door solicitors.

1. Be Aware. All are Strangers, Some are Scammers.

2. Request and verify solicitor and contractor licenses:
 • Solicitor Licenses – Call the county at 703-324-5966, TTY 711.
 • Contractor License – Call the state at 804-367-8511, TTY 711.
 • No license? Call police non-emergency at 703-691-2131, TTY 711.

3. Take your time. Seek second opinions. Check references.

4. Request for written scope of work and cost estimates. Review agreements carefully.

5. Never pay more than 30 percent of total before work is done. Pay via credit

Learn more about scams and ways older adults can avoid being scammed.

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