I live in Castro Valley, Ca and two blonde girls came up and started pitching this as a mentoring program and that they are from a "poor" background and need help. It reeked of BS to me, and they would not shut up, the older one (looked around early 20's and the other one looked 19 or so)
was aggressive and a real scammer type.
They told me they could not take money or donations. So I noted the web address and I went there it looks very rinky dink. I called the cops and in the meantime they went next door and my neighbor gave them 20.00 just to go away! So there went the donation or money line. He said they were asking for 120.00 for magazine subscriptions!! ( he was so funny, he said please don't tell my wife.)
So next I went over and interrupted them and the next neighbor and told them I had called the cops and they were scammers. Of course they got really pissed. ( I moved my cars into the garage to avoid damages later)
I called Rodney Rankins at 313/320.3335 and he said they have no caucasians working for them, and on one in Castro Valley. I don't know if that is true, but he said he was glad I called the cops. We got disconnected in the middle of the call, and he did call me back, (checking on me?)
The cops just came and I gave them all this info.
Do not fall victim to these types of scams and people. Please people beware and be careful.
Update: So great, the cops caught up with the girls and they came back and gave my neighbor his $20.00 back!
She still claims to be working with Rodney and said he is her boss, so that is a bit dicey.
Yes. Please people get pro-active, don't just let people get away with this kind of stuff.