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Original post made by Pauline, Old Palo Alto, on Jan 8, 2008

> Here is the website where you can find information about the scam

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Posted by joe
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 9, 2008 at 6:06 am

Never deal with door to door magazine salespeople. Just say no, period, regardless of what they say. I have never heard of them being anything but ripoffs in one form or another. If they don't rip you off, they are ripping off some of the underaged kids who work for them.

I wouldn't let a stranger into my house under any circumstances either. Your husband would be no protection if the person pulls a gun.

Sad, but true.

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 9, 2008 at 8:58 am

Hasn't anyone learned ANYTHING by now - do not trust door to door salespeople - you have a high likelihood of getting ripped off or worse.

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Posted by C me around
a resident of Ventura
on Jan 14, 2008 at 12:41 am

fOR ALL OF YOU THAT WANT TO HELP OUT...Well, this seems like a rip off too, but the kids at the public schools have "magazine drives". They pester and solicit their parents, neighbors,whomever~ to get to be able to join in (if they sell so many subscriptions) to a pizza party or someother event that is held for the top sellers....
It happens every year.
Most of the "kids" that come around door to door are more likely on a professional "crew" that is taken from one city to another to peddle for a large magazine outfit. They have all kinds of ways to try to get your sympathy~ they are very crafty as they are schooled well by a professional crewmaster before hitting the streets.
It happens every year.
My husband was part of this scamming crew back in the 1960's. He even took Blue Chip stamps as a down payment instead of cash for those who did not have cash on hand. I'm embarrasted to admit it.