Police investigate possible scam

Police investigate possible scam

There are 7 comments on the Evening Sun story from May 15, 2011, titled Police investigate possible scam. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

Pennsylvania State Police in Gettysburg are investigating a possible scam involving door-to-door magazine sales in Adams County, according to a news release.

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East Berlin, PA

#1 May 15, 2011
I had a young person that came to my door selling magazines on Saturday May 14th around 9am, she said she was selling them so she could get points to earn a college scholarship?????

United States

#2 May 15, 2011
Sounds like one of many scams in adams county alot of scamin done in east berlin!
Get Hileman help

Hanover, PA

#3 May 15, 2011
Get the Carroll Valley chief to help. He's not doing much lately.
Ask 4 ID

Hanover, PA

#4 May 15, 2011
Someone came to our door in Hanover in April saying they were selling magazines to earn money for some type of trip. I asked for I.D. and they conveniently did not have any with them. Without saying another word I shut the door. Didn't think much of it at the time, but now I wish I would have asked a few more questions and notified the authorities.

Hanover, PA

#5 May 15, 2011
I had 2 young ladies come to my door Saturday May 14th trying to sell magazines, getting points for something. I just told them I believe they needed a permit to sell door to door and they should check with local townships to make sure they are doing it legally. I was nice about it, they thanked me and went on to the next house.

Rockwood, MI

#6 May 17, 2011
Two young kids came selling magazines. Claimed that they were both from California. The boy was Hispanic and the girl was a blond Caucasian. The company that they were selling magazines for was a company called Independent Contractor Services (ICS). The other name it may come up under is FloRd Agency. Google it and you will see the many different rip off reports and scams about them. He provided ID at the time, but I do not remember his first name other than it started with a B and his last name was Madrigal or something close to that. Just send them on their way if they show up. Complete waste of your time.
Repeatedly Solicited

Hanover, PA

#7 Jul 27, 2013
These people have come to my place 2 times in a week. 1st one said points for college & to win a trip. Wearing a men's tank undershirt & saggy shorts. Showed me a card as "proof it is legit", but the card looked shady & was mostly handwritten. I declined repeatedly, but he kept pushing me. He hadn't gone to any other doors other than mine & he didn't go to anyone else after mine, even though a neighbor was sitting outside. 2nd time 2 guys showed up trying same pitch, same card. I said no, but 1 guy grabbed my glass door & shoved the card at me. I said no thanks & he got snappy with me saying, "Thanks for what!". As I began shutting my door, they both began yelling at me and said they were sending at least 200 more of the magazine sellers to my door. Again, they did not go to any other doors before mine and even though my neighbor was outside, they did not go to any other homes after mine. I asked 12 different neighbors on each side of me & all of them said they had not been approached. Is there anything we can do to stop this because they are very aggressive in their approach & I don't like them grabbing my doors to keep me from shutting them.





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