Don’t Be Fooled By Magazine Scamsmen

stack of magazines 150x150 Dont Be Fooled By Magazine ScamsmenThis week my BBB office got a report of an 18-year-old boy going around the wealthier part of town selling magazine subscriptions. He claimed he was raising money to benefit a local high school’s soccer team.

Unfortunately, at least one older lady gave him a $55 check thinking she was supporting  her local school. But the high school in question is not involved in any type of fundraiser for the soccer team.

The Sheriff’s Office and our BBB found that the company is based out of Arizona and has a prior complaint at the Phoenix BBB. It seems the company isn’t currently registered to do business in our state.

Remember: Investigate before you invest. Don’t let salespeople pressure you to “buy now.” If it is a good cause today, it will still be a good cause tomorrow—after you’ve checked out their story.

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About Holly Doering

Holly Doering has worked for the Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Washington, North Idaho, and Montana for half a decade. Her areas of expertise include the CORE Values Program (Character, Optimism, Respect, Ethics) for Teens and Charity Review as well as writing and editing. Prior to that, she has written for two newspapers, a local magazine, and taught English at the community college. She is the proud author of a short story in ZYZZYVA literary magazine and has had good luck publishing lots of poetry. Each year she rolls up her sleeves and wades into the autumn Nanowrimo writing madness and has several unfinished novels to her credit.