Deputies: Magazine Subscriptions Not Going To Charity

A local sheriff's office is warning about people selling you magazine subscriptions who are not telling the truth about where the money goes.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is getting complaints about United Family Circulation, which is doing business as Legacy Sale Door-to-Door Solicitors. Deputies say the salesman are claiming they give "some" of what they collect to charities and community causes.

One women said she was told the subscription was tax deductible and would benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital. The woman said she later found on the receipt, the purchase was not tax-deductible. When deputies called St. Jude, they found out the hospital is not receiving any money from the magazine sales.

Deputies say the sales people are usually between the ages of 18 and 25. They are driven to an area in a van by a “handler” and dropped off to go door-to-door soliciting. Deputies say, ironically, the representatives are usually deceived by their own employer.

Lawmen say, if these people come to your door, call them, so they can keep track of where the sales are going on.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 20, 2009 at 12:18 AM
    Oh man! i finally gave in, cause i thought it was going to st. judes and the guy said he went to my school. I'm so mad now! This happened in Long Beach fyi
  • by pete Location: grifton on Aug 10, 2009 at 09:17 AM
    I forgot to tell you this is a well known ploy of gypses to case your house for various scams.just call the police(remember they use fake license tags,so don't bother writing them down,try getting a vin number usually found on the dash on the drivers side of the vehicle)
  • by pete Location: grifton on Aug 10, 2009 at 09:10 AM
    This scam was going on 35-40 years ago.the creeps would even go to the employment security commission offices to recruit young people to solicit,then drop the young people off after a training session and were told to give fake school's,charities and even had a list of places to tell the people that the money was helping.They should be charged with fraud(another thing is a lot of them are casing the homes for a later breaking and entering.
  • by Job Location: Goldsboro on Aug 10, 2009 at 06:05 AM
    www.travelingsalescrews.info is a great site concerning these types of scams!
  • by Glad Location: Havelock on Aug 10, 2009 at 05:25 AM
    well I am surly glad I tell them no. I have had two people try and swindle me into buying there magazines for charity I always used the excuse not right now maybe some other time. This would explain why they also cocked an attitude when I said no. Next time I wont even let them get a word out...Thanks for the post!!
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