Sixth Grade Fundraiser...or Scam?
Posted in the Little Falls Forum
#1 Nov 22, 2012
A woman went around the Moreland/Porteus/Loomis Street area with her son in September carrying an order form for a fundraiser for the sixth grade at LFMS. The story they gave was that they had just moved into town from Dolgeville, and had settled on Loomis St. The items (frozen pies, cookie dough, etc.) were to be delivered around Election Day, but never showed up. Unfortunately, my elderly mother and her neighbors it seems, were all conned out of money. Not a lot, but the principle of it makes me angry.
Did anyone else get a visit from this woman and her supposed child? Was this a true fundraiser or a scam?
Appreciate any information that anyone has on this.
#2 Nov 22, 2012
Ya. Smelled like a scam. Scam or not, buying perishables from a sixth grader is always a bad idea.
However, I have heard it is legit and they are selling for "school band". However, the kids that came to my door didn't seem to know why, or for what organization they were selling pies.
#3 Nov 22, 2012
Thanks for the info. The whole thing smells funny to me, too.
I'm considering giving the school a call to see if they have any information. Given that it's the holiday season, and that the economy is very weak, it wouldn't surprise me if more people send their kids around pretending to sell things, collecting the money, and then hitting the road.
I've got a "No Soliciting - Religious or Merchandise" sign on my door, and am going to put one on my mom's as well.
#4 Nov 22, 2012
A couple of years ago the school had a similar fundraiser. It took longer to get the cookie dough than they had first reported so I did phone the school to see what was happening. They will answer your questions. 2 or 3 years ago the Father walking around knocking on doors selling cookie dough with his daughter was a level 3 sex offender!!!! Turns out the school was aware that the parent was a registered sex offender. Anyway, the orders took longer than the 2 to 3 weeks they said it would take. If the people who you and your Mother bought from are a little sketchy, then you can make arrangements with the school to have someone else deliver your products. I'm still furious that a Level 3 sex offender knocked on my door to sell me cookies. And the school knew he was a level 3. Makes no sense at all that a man who is on the registry can walk around and knock on doors when children can be the ones answering the door. Unbelievable.
#5 Nov 22, 2012
The pies were delivered earlier this month. So I guess the order for the pie in question got lost. Too bad.
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