My father was not only targeted, he was "robbed" by a sales person who represented NXCESS. She gained his trust by falsely stating she was the granddaughter of a neighbor. The check he issued and then stopped payment on was forged for an additional $300.00.
Recently my dad, a WWII veteran, was returning home and unlocking the door after his usual walk, when a girl was behind him and took him slightly by surprise. Immediately she introduced herself as a neighbor's granddaughter who was visiting from out of town, and told him she was selling "books". Feeling an obligation to the neighbor, yet knowing our Town forbids solicitors, he ordered a book and wrote a check payable to NXCESS for $55.00 ($40. for a dictionary and $15. shipping and handling). He was given a receipt clearing showing the $55. order. It was when she asked to use the bathroom, that he knew something was not "right". Fortunately she did leave, and mom and I returned within minutes.
Once dad began relaying the story, we decided to check with the neighbors. They were shocked and needless to say their grandchildren were NOT visiting. Furthermore, not one other neighbor had been solicited. A stop payment was put on the check along with a fraudulent alert. The account was closed. A police report was filed, given a case number, and the deputy took pictures and a copy of the receipt. Furthermore dad remembered a "young man" with a roller suitcase/backpack running past him as he walked. This person stopped at the neighborhood park after being in such a rush.
Days ago we learned via the bank that the check was attempted to be cashed. It was payable to NXCESS, however NOT for $55.00 BUT rather for $355.00. DO NOT BE CAUGHT IN THIS SCAM. We 100% know my elderly father was targeted. This case remains open with our Sheriff's Department.