Palmetto Marketing ripoff CORAL SPRINGS Florida
TWO COLLEGE AGE PEOPLE, ONE MALE ONE FEMALE(NAMED TRACY PARDON). CAME TO MY HOUSE HALLOWEEN NIGHT, AFTER 6:30 PM. TOLD ME A STOY THAT THEY WERE SELLING MAGAZINES FOR THEIR COLLEGE TO RAISE MONEY TO PAY FOR BOOKS AND IN RETURN THEY WOULD GET A PAID VACCATION TO CANCUN...
THEY WERE REALLY CHEERFUL, TOLD ME THAT THEIR WERE GROUPS OF TWO IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS IN OUR SMALL ILLINOIS SUBUBUAL AREA, (CARMI, ILLINOIS) TRYING TO RAISE THE MOST. THE MALE TOLD ME HE WAS FROM PA AND WANTED TO GO TO COLLEGE IN KNOXVILLE, TN. SHE DIDNT SAY.
I ASKED THEM WHERE THEY WENT TO COLLEGE AND THE GUY SAID, SIC, OUR LOCAL COLLEGE. I FELL FOR IT AND BOUGHT A MAGAZINE FOR MY DAUGHTER AND PAID WITH A CHECK. THEY LEFT AND WENT NEXT DOOR. 20 MINUTES LATER I GOT A CALL FROM MY NEIGHBOR WHO IS A SECRETARY FOR THE WHITE COUNTY SCHOOLS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, SHE SAID SHE DIDNT BUY, AND WANTED TO KNOW WHAT I THOUGHT, TOLD HER SUCKER ME I BOUGHT. SHE SAID SHE DIDNT BECAUSE THE GUY TOLD HER HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS WENT TO SCHOOL IN CARMI. SHE ASKED HIM, OH, WHO ARE THEY AND AFTER HE SAID THEIR NAMES SHE NEW. SHE TAKES CARE OF WHOS REGISTERED IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.
she new their were no childeren registered in those names. she told them to hold on she had food on the stove, she went and called my number. my internet was left on and i never got the call. She wanted to tell me if i bought those magazines I could come over and get my check back before they leave. After I seen a missed call I called her back and thats what she told me.
I GOT SUSPICIUOS AND GOT ON THE INTERNET AND READ ALL THE NEGATIVE FEED BACK FROM NOT RECIEVING MAGAZINES. PEOPLE LIKE ME.. SO I JUMPED IN MY VAN AND OF COURSE THEY WERE NO WHERES TO BE FOUND. WORRIED MORE ABOUT THE IDENTITY THEFT OF MY CHECK THEN THE 34.00 I WROTE IT FOR, THE NEXT MORNING I CALLED THE POLICE STATION. THEY ASKED FOR ME TO BRING IN ANYTHING I HAVE LIKE RECIEPTS, SO I DID, AFTER I STOPPED AT THE BANK AND STOPPED PAYMENT ON MY CHECK.
AFTER I GOT TO THE POLICE STATION THEY HAD ALREADY HAD LOT'S OF COMPLAINTS AND PEOPLE WHO HAD GIVEN CASH IN TOWN. I of course gave check. Police said that they had had these guys and let them get away. The police had stopped a suspicious van with a group of college age people that had Florida plates.
One got smart so they arrested him and kept him for the night finding after running a check on him that he was wanted in NY. They called NY and told them to come get him and they didnt want him! They let him go early that morning and he disappeared as did the others they run out of town earlier the night before, not knowing what they had been doing or they could had investigated it more.
Well I did my part by going to the police after reading all the testamonies about their scam, following my suspicions, and wanted to share it with others. They wont be getting my check money, i stopped payment, I closed my checking all together for fear of identity theft and opened another. Now I still have to do something about my drivers liscense was on there so im going to have that changed too.
Hope that telling you about my story can help stop these guys from scamming people just like me!