The Montgomery County Department of Police posted a warning on their social media accounts today alerting residents of a scam involving people pretending to play the violin in front of local businesses to solicit money.
There have been reports in recent months of such scams at the Milestone Center in Germantown and various locations in Rockville.
“WARNING: This is a nationwide issue, please be aware of scam violin players that have become present in Rockville and other location’s shopping centers. These groups are known as buskers. They are illicitly soliciting money through cash AND electronic methods. Make sure to be cautious.
Please share this alert to others. Stay Safe.
Note: the word “busker” refers to a person who performs music or other entertainment in the street or another public place for monetary donations.