Evanston police are warning residents of a scam in which youths go door-to-doors claiming to be collecting donations for a memorial basketball tournament to be held at the Robert Crown Center in remembrance of an Evanston Township High School student who was shot and killed.
The persons collecting the donations reportedly carry a laminated photo of a student who was killed as well as information on the supposed tournament.
But police say no such tournament is is planned. One resident told police the photo displayed was that of a person killed in Chicago last year.
Police are advising residents to only make donations to a trusted source and ask anyone who encounters a suspicious request for a donation to call the police department at 847-866-5000.