Red flag raised again over door-to-door magazine sales

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Here's a cautionary tale for anyone who has someone come to the door selling magazines. Susan Lewis had her doubts about the two young men who stopped by her house last week to sell her a magazine subscription, but she agreed to listen to their sales pitch.

One of the men pulled out a $20 bill and told Lewis he could give her a $20 discount. He also told her that if he received enough points for selling subscriptions, he could earn a trip to Maui. Lewis bought a two-year subscription to Elle magazine and wrote a check for $51. But after the men left, she dialed the phone number on the receipt and discovered it wasn't valid. The next morning she asked her bank to stop payment on the check.