Couple notes tonight about solicitors in Gatewood – whether legit or not, it’s not clear, but those who e-mailed to share the story thought they seemed suspicious – read on:
Heather has been visited twice in the past two nights:
Just had a young man come to our home, saying he was fundraising for his baseball team’s trip to Hawaii . To make a long story short, he pulled out the same exact same tattered pamphlet as the girl who came to my house yesterday (or maybe the day before?) that I wrote to you about. Same basic story… book fundraiser, donates books to Seattle’s children’s hospitals, is going on a trip. Not sure of the validity of the story, but it seems the only thing these people can show for their fundraising efforts is a tattered pamphlet.
And from Tom, also in Gatewood:
Wanted to let you know that someone just came to our door selling magazine subscriptions to send his softball team to Hawaii. He did not show a badge or anything like that. We live by the water towers at 35th and Myrtle. Maybe you could send a warning out to other readers.
Since publishing this, we’ve heard again from Heather, who points to this as a resource for anyone interested in background on traveling sales crews – which she suspects is the situation here.