Dynasty Sales / Scam and fraud!
Similar story to all others. These young men claimed to be ASU theater students earning money for a trip to London leaving Jan 27. Selling books to be given to patients at Phoenix Children's Hospital. A good line. I checked the company while I was writing the check but it did not come up until I came back in the house. I then went to the 'new neighbor's' house that they said the lived at and of course they did not know them. I drove around to find them and then went directly to my bank to stop payment on the check. The Maricopa County Sheriff's department was called but they never showed up.
I then drove the local neighborhoods and found them... called the police again but it appears the urgency of small time scam artists was not of interest. I followed them at a distance and called the Sheriff again to no avail over a 65 minute time frame. Then I called my husband to join me in another vehicle and we at least got a vehicle description. Although it apparently does little good if you can't get the local police to do anything.
They eventually walked to a corner and called from a cell phone. Almost immediately a newish white E350 Ford Van with smoked windows and a Hispanic female driver appeared with a North Carolina license WXW7417 and they were off. My husband followed them for a time but lacking law enforcement we gave it up.
I do feel stupid and will never give money again at the front door of my home. At least one other neighbor was scammed in this. Beware!