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Door to Door Magazine Subscription Fraud: How It Works

(with video below) You're sitting at home watching the tube when a young girl knocks on your door. She tells you she's working to raise funds for a church trip (or even for the soldiers abroad) by selling magazine subscriptions and any little bit will help. You've always considered yourself the charitable type, so you decide to help her and yourself by subscribing to one of your favorite magazines. How does the scam work?

Watch the video below to see the Door to Door Subscription scam exposed:

Door to Door Subscription Scam Exposed Video

She leaves you with a receipt, instructions to cancel and a warm fuzzy feeling. She may even offer you a sticker for your window so other members from her church group know not to bother you, since you registered already. The scam is, your first issue isn't coming, and neither are the following issues.

 

Door to Door Magazine Subscription: How to Avoid

As much as you want to help someone, never donate or pay for services that you can't verify beforehand. The "con" in con-artists stands for "confidence" and they'll use anything in their power to gain yours. That can include fake receipts, phone numbers and even their own son or daughter.

How to report:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

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