When Karen Clegg answered her door Thursday afternoon she knew what the stranger wanted from past experience.
Karen says, “He wanted to sell me magazines.” Twice in the past few years Karen purchased magazines from young people with stories of needing money to better themselves. She says the man who rang Thursday claimed he wants to be a life counselor. Karen says “I said you are in the wrong business to be a life counselor.”
Twice before the Clegg’s bought magazines after hearing similar stories.
Karen says, “$90 each time and got not a thing.”
In Omaha peddlers are required to purchase a permit for periods ranging from $15 or a week up to $75 a year.
A background check is run before a permit with photo ID is issued.
The Better Business Bureau says ask for id and information on the company providing the magazines. If you want to be sure your money is going to a good cause, tell the door to door salesperson to come back after you check the information.
The www.bbb.org website is a good source.