Bus collections alert issued by state agency

Some of those seekers of donations in buses are not on the level.

One organization, the Dirección Nacional de Centros de Educación y Nutrición y de Centros Infantiles de Atención Integral, said Monday that persons seeking funds were using the organizational name but were not connected to it.

The organization, a state agency, never collects on a bus, said a news release.

Christmas brings out all kinds of solicitors. Some are legitimate and some are not. But the Dirección Nacional said that those who wish to make a donation can do so via a bank deposit and not on the street or in a bus.

Bus vendors and bus solititors are common. They make deals with drivers and hop on a bus to give a speech and sales pitch. They then try to collect money from what is basically a captive audience.

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