About SPNA

The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Traveling college student scam reported

A neighbor reported that she experienced the following scam attempt recently in the neighborhood. A young man knocked on her door and explained that he has an MTSU student who had won a trip to Rome and was selling his textbooks to pay for some of his additional expenses. He needed some help in order to be able to go on the trip, but according to the neighbor, the student's story didn't quite add up.

If this is true, there are social service agencies that might be able to help, or the student can enlist the help of family members and friends to lend a head and spread the word. Since we're in an urban neighborhood, reports of tough cases such as these are common. If it sounds fishy, don't fall for it. If it sounds criminal, report it to the police at (615) 862-8600. Drop us a note at spna[at]sylvanpark.org, too, so we can spread the word.

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