Imposters posing as UVU music students, collecting money

Imposters posing as Utah Valley University music students have been reportedly going door to door seeking donations, claiming that their UVU music group is raising money to perform with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

“These people are in no way associated with Utah Valley University. There is no UVU group going to London to perform,” said John Brewer, chief of police at UVU. “They are said to have a very convincing sales presentation. According to one report, these individuals netted several thousand dollars in one neighborhood alone.”

The imposters have been reported as younger-looking (perhaps college age), of various ethnicities and possibly using a white 12-passenger van as transportation. The solicitors have been reported in Salt Lake, Utah and Weber counties. To report sightings of the imposters, contact your local law enforcement agency or call the UVU Police Department at (801) 863-5555.

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