Midwest Clearing, Inc. / Misrepresentation!
A young woman came to my door , telling me that she is part of a program called Paragon which helps young black men and women get education and training so they don't end up in gangs and helps them be productive citizens. On the form it said in big letter, "NO DONATION". She then showed me a page, like a survey, where I was to sign my name and hopefully give her positive comments about her presentation, etc. She said that if I did this she would get "points" toward receiving $1,000 to be used for her education. I did not sign and lifted the page on the clipboard and saw a long list of magazines. I then asked her if she was selling magazines. She said she was but that anything I bought would give her "points." I said I didn't need any magazines. She said I could buy them and donate them to the program to be used by others in the program. This is the same as the complaint from the woman who said she was told they would be sent to the tent city in Louisiana. I refused to buy, she was rather insistent, I still refused. I told her I never give to or buy from any charity unless I check them out. I did check with the Attorney General of MN and there is no Paragon program listed with them. She wanted to know if she could come back later. I told her a day the following week that I might be home. It will be interesting if she will come back. I will inform her of the complaints against her company and I will not buy!