monopoly_money.jpgScammers have been distributing fliers to homes in San Francisco asking for $20 to paint curb numbers, officials warned Friday.

The fliers claim to come from “Community Services” or “Community Address Painting Service” or similar names, and imply they are from a legitimate service, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman Paul Rose said.

However, the SFMTA’s policy is to not paint addresses on curbs, and real SFMTA curb painting crews will never demand payment on the spot or ask that money be left at the front door for collection, Rose said.

Residents should ignore the fliers and refrain from giving money to anyone offering to paint their curb, he said.

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  • Shibi

    We haven’t seen the fliers but these people have come around our Glen Park neighborhood a couple of times in the last few months. They ring the doorbell in the middle of the day (weekdays) and offer to paint the numbers on your curb… for a $20 donation with some marginal statement about the service being City-mandated. It seems like an easy way to check to see who is home in our ‘hood during the day as well.

  • Shibi

    We haven’t seen the fliers but these people have come around our Glen Park neighborhood a couple of times in the last few months. They ring the doorbell in the middle of the day (weekdays) and offer to paint the numbers on your curb… for a $20 donation with some marginal statement about the service being City-mandated. It seems like an easy way to check to see who is home in our ‘hood during the day as well.