Police warning residents of recent scam activity

(DeLand, FL) - Police are warning residents of a recent scam where the suspects state they are seeking money from vendors for downtown DeLand events.

A resident reported to police that they recently received a PayPal request for vendor fees from someone stating they were collecting money for the DeLand Craft Festival. 

The City of DeLand and MainStreet DeLand Association do not collect money from vendors before they have applied for and have been approved to be a part of an event. If you receive a solicitation, please verify the event is taking place and the source of the solicitation is in fact the coordinator for that event prior to sending any money.

If you have any questions, please contact MainStreet DeLand Association at 386-738-0649 or the City of DeLand at 386-626-7117.