This 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.