Last night Amanda and I were solicited by a young man representing a company selling Study Guides for children of all ages. He was personable, charismatic, and knew his product inside and out. I have checked the company out on the web and they seem legitimate. However, two things about this interaction concerned me:
1) He came to the door and asked if it was the Turner Residence. Now, that’s particularly odd because Brady, my step-son, is named Turner, but the residence is in MY name. I’m not freakish about privacy, but I wonder where someone like THIS is getting demographic information about local students!
2) He had a list (hand-written) of people whom he had already visited. I recognized a few names on the list. I specifically asked him if the people on that list had purchased or committed to purchase the product he was selling. He assured me that they had. I checked with one of those people today and he informed me that he had NOT purchased the product.
In short, be wary of this outfit! I’m a trusting soul, and the hairs on the back of my neck went up partway through this guy’s presentation.
Here’s the url for the company: http://www.southwestern.com/