I opened the door to my apartment building and there stood a well dressed young guy with a clipboard and papers he wanted me to look at.
“Welcome to the neighborhood!” he said with a big smile on his face. “I’ve got some great magazine subscriptions to offer you, great way to start reading in your new home! Would you like to take. . .”
“I’ve been in this neighborhood for over a year,” I said.
“Well, guess I’m a little late then!” he said.
“I’m not interested,” I replied while closing the door. I don’t think I slammed it but maybe I did.
I’m a little surprised that this scam is still around. When I first moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1973, I got suckered in by this. Purchased three magazine subscriptions, gave the guy my money and guess what? No magazines.
About a year later, I moved to another apartment in the same complex. A few days after moving in, there was a knock on my door (people in Cincinnati knock on doors, not windows). It was the same guy with the same scam. He didn’t sucker me in twice.
So Covington residents, be warned. Don’t give this guy any money, because you’ll never see any magazines. There. I’ve done my bit to help the Downtown Covington community.
I’ll be back on Friday.
(Image from article.wn.com)