Magazine Subscription scam in Highland Woods

posted Jun 24, 2008, 7:19 AM by Joe Abele   [ updated Jun 24, 2008, 7:20 AM ]

Hi all,

This evening Kristin Short sent out an email to a few neighbors about a possible scam hitting our neighborhoods today.

Please review the following note, and pass the word around to your neighbors as well.  This email is only going to about 30 households for which we have email addresses.


Joe Abele
Vice President
Darley Civic Association

From: Kristin Short
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 7:31 PM
Subject: Notify Neighborhood about scam

Hi, does anyone on the civic association have a list of e-mails for the neighbors?  It may be too late but I want to warn people abotu a door-to-door scam.  It is a kid who has a very elaborate and clever pitch which ends with him selling you magazines.  I searched the company online and it is a scam.

I know he hit a lot of doors in Highland Woods today and got a few people.  Anyway, please pass this information to your neighbors and tell them not to fall for it. 

Oh, and he said his grandparents live in the neighborhood which in the end was the one thing I maybe thought he might be telling the truth about.  I think he said they lived at 100 Farm Avenue. 

Kristin Short