PHOENIX (May 4, 2007)
-- Attorney General Terry Goddard warned consumers today about a door-to-door
magazine sales scam that is targeting cities throughout Arizona.
Scottsdale, Peoria, Tempe, Fountain Hills, Mesa and Prescott have been visited
by young people who identified themselves as students from the Walter Cronkite
School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. The
“students” told residents they were selling magazine subscriptions to earn money
for a summer trip to London. Residents were asked to write checks payable to
Integrity TGM. Several “students” said they lived in the neighborhood or near
the homes they visited.
This is a scam. The
Cronkite School does not solicit donations door-to-door and is not associated
with this magazine sales effort. The school recently has received an increased
number of complaints and inquiries about these door-to-door sales.
For more information
from the Cronkite School, please contact Associate Dean Frederic Leigh at
480-965-5011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you believe you have
been a victim of fraud, please contact the Attorney General’s Office in Phoenix
at 602-542-5763. For those wishing to file a complaint in person, the Attorney
General’s Office has 31 satellite offices throughout Arizona with volunteers
available to help. Locations and hours are posted on the Attorney General’s Web
site at www.azag.gov.