Midwest Clearing, Inc. / Fraud and cheating!
Midwest Clearing has some questionable tactics in their sales methods. Every summer one of their employees comes by my door. I know who they are with the second they open their mouth. The first thing they do is provide positive comment on your character. Next, they ask you if you have heard of their company. Then, they ask you if you can help them by investing in their personal future. Usually, they have a story about how this company took them from a bad area riddled with drugs and gangs. Then the company teaches them how to sell and change their life to become a business owner. Somewhere they say that by buying a magazine subscription you can help them achieve a quota of some sort to get a prize.
They basically play on your emotions to get a magazine sale. They use the story to persuade you that buying a magazine will help them get a better life.
The company www.midwestclearing.com offers no mention of the countless young people they have saved from inner cities by teaching them sales and business practices. The website describes how they have sales people selling magazines.
Unless you can't leave your house or don't know how to subscribe to a magazine I wouldn't believe their life story about leaving the hood and getting business experience by selling magazines.
I spent about 20 minutes recently talking to one of their sales people. I asked him if he knew what he was involved in and he stuck to his story. I asked him if he knew he was a salesman for the company. He always replied about how this company would help him become a business owner and financially successful. I just warned him that he should be aware of what kind of company he is working for and not to let them dangle carrots in front of his nose with empty promises. He said he like the work. If his story about his little boy was true I hope that he does OK.