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Old April 3, 2009, 10:39 PM   #17
bottom rung
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Not to go off topic, but there are some greater underlying issues with the magazine sales pitch. I understand that the man in this situation was probably well above college age. There have been proven situations where shady folks recruit young college kids to sell magazines. However, it soon turns into a "forced to sell magazines" situation. There have been instances where folks have been approached by particularly nervous and scared teenagers who are trying to sell magazines. Those homeowners have noticed vehicles tailing the teenager. Typically the man in the vehicle is sending these kids out to sell for him. They are typically threatened with bodily harm if they attempt to get out of the situation. Such scammers generally prey on college kids who are far from home and are in need of cash. Be aware of your surroundings and be careful. At the same time I fear many of those who are in actual need are passed up by the overly cautious.
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