This person came to our door asking to purchase magazines or books to excel in school. Never received...
I just wanted to thank everyone for the heads up regarding Dynasty Sales. A very charming young lady by the name of Nadine came to my door in Westfield, IN (just north of Indy) selling children's books, religious stuff, etc. I was taken in by her charm and placed an order for $40 plus $15 shipping and handling. After she left I decided to check it out online. I don't know why I didn't do so while she was still here! Anyway, I read here that it was all a scam. I jumped in my car to see if I could track her down. I did, and then called the police. Meanwhile she was joined by her two 'co-workers'. They accused my of stalking Nadine and I explained to them that the police were on their way. They walked away, but the police came right then. The police officer talked to them and the result was that they did not have a permit to do soliciting in Westfield. He got my check back too!
So thanks again everyone for posting! Saved me $55 (and some embarrasment of having to tell my wife!!! )
On November 10, 2008 two young men came to my door to sell magazines, books etc stating they were in a contest to win points for a trip and to learn communication skills. They carried what appeared to be legitimate identification and brochures of their products. I wrote a check for $49 and received a receipt for the purchase. The check cleared quickly. I have yet to receive the cook book I purchased.
I have read other complaints such as mine through website threads and want to know if anything can be done about this?
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.
A young woman came to our door late in the summer stating that she was a neighbor from down the block and selling books before going off to college. With small children, we don't know all the older kids, but we also knew the house on the corner has college students. Trusting this individual, and always willing to spend a buck on books for our kids, my husband purchased $95 worth of books. They were supposed to be educational and include books and cd's. The books arrived this week and they are two search and find books worth no more than $10 apiece. What a scam.
Similar story to all others. These young men claimed to be ASU theater students earning money for a trip to...