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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