by ML Dahl
February 18, 2005
Hello Sitnews and howdy Kris Jensen. I, too, opened my front
door a couple of nights ago to a tall young man explaining to
me that he was in a contest to sell magazines. Before I told
him "no", he handed me a piece of paper, which I did
not read. However, I did notice that it listed a company name,
which I did not store in my memory, but I did store the location
of the company address printed on the paper, which was Gig Harbor,
Washington. Having moved here from Gig Harbor, Washington 8 years
ago, it caught my eye. When I told him "no", he said
"cool" and abruptly turned and was gone in a flash....fast.
I thought that was odd, to say the least, as most salespeople
try a little harder to influence you to buy.
I recall some years ago a similar
warning in the Puget Sound newspapers of salespeople going door
to door with a pitch like this one. It appears to have resurfaced
in Ketchikan. Next time one of these folks is at your front door,
take the blue paper and keep it, or note the name of the company.
If it is a scam, not just a group trying to legitimately sell
magazines the old-fashioned way, reporting the company name,
with an address in Gig Harbor, Washington, will go a long way
to stopping whatever scam they might be running.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
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