Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Old Scam - New Twist

The old scam of magazine and books sellers going door-to-door is back and this time they are posing as University of Washington college students "raising money" for study abroad trips. We have from an inside source at the University of Washington Study Abroad Office that several people in the community have called to verify if this in fact is legit. It is NOT. According to our source, the Study Abroad Office and other Departments on campus are not sponsoring any fund raising of this kind. Reports of these tricky door-to-door salesmen have come in from across the Puget Sound region, including Edmonds and Mercer Island.

What to do if someone knocks your door? Well, after you have slammed the door in their faces, it is suggested that you call the police....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

well one of these guys came by my place, and i did call the uw- it pissed me off that they are trashing the uw art schools name. on top the guy was wearing a dancing bears t-shirt. making deadheads look bad. anyway i only called police when a neighbor said he saw the guy poking his head in some windows. the cops found him, and just let him go.
Because the police can't do anything, really since the business is legit, and they have licenses to do the sales. to tell you the truth, i think the guys doing the sales are getting scammed themselves, by the people who hire them.