Friday, August 26, 2011

Magazine Sales Scam

Over the past two days, the Middleton Police Department has received several reports of people trying to sell magazines door to door at several locations throughout the city and various locations in the Middleton area. This appears to be a scam and their tactic is to tell people they are raising money for an American Legion Baseball team and that some money goes to them and some to magazine subscriptions to overseas troops.

They provide a receipt which says Absolute Marketing in Georgia with a phone number of (770) 831-7722. The Better Business Bureau in Georgia has had hundreds of complaints of scams affiliated with this business and phone number and this appears to be a nation-wide issue.

If you are contacted by a door-to-door sales person, verify that they have a sellers permit and if they don't, we recommend not doing business with them. All door-to-door sellers are required by the Village of Waunakee to have a Transient Merchant License. Do report any suspicious activity to the Waunakee Police by calling (608) 849-4523.