Young woman went door-to-door in our Freeport, Illinois subdivision. Claimed to have recently moved in to the neighborhood. Said her name was Penny and her parents were Mike and said she was a student raising money to study in England. Asked us to buy a block of children's magazines which would be sent to one or another children's hospital $55/block. Wanted us to buy two blocks for $110. We did not tumble but several of our neighbors did. We called the police. They caught up with her and unraveled her lies but did not arrest her because they found that Dynasty Sales really exists.
We argued 'theft by deception' but didn't get the police to buy it. So she is gone on to work their scam on others.