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Old 10-08-2011, 12:19 PM
 
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Hey there forum folks.
I have never had as many people come to my door trying to sell me something or collect money as I do here in KCMO. Does anyone know anything about any of these groups? Almost always minority kids, have an amazing memorized script, polite, one even had a "permit" from the city to go door to door. Name on the permit and the group name he gave was Young Teens of America. I always just assume such things are scams, but is there any chance that any of these young people are involved in something positive?
I really am not terribly naive, just curious what others know about this.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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A nation-wide scam! Besides, young teens should either be retroactively drowned at birth or freeze-dried, taught subliminally and reconstituted at about age 25 when the first, single brain cell they're born with finally begins to divide and multiply!
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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Well, although it is an intriguing notion, I think I won't do that with my own young teen, thanks so much. I find him rather delightful.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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I haven't seen them out in my niehgborhood, but the Jehovah's Witnesses were out in my 'hood on Sunday -- that's one nice thing about living in a secured walk-up apartment

FWIW, I've bought candy bars from kids on the street before (I saw it pretty regularly in Chicago) and whether it was a "scam" or not, my Snickers was delicious. What I mean is that I definitely wouldn't "give them money for a scholarship program" or "place a pre-paid order for wrapping paper" but if they're selling something right then and there, and I want it? Eh, why not?
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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The majority of door knockers I get are Mormon missionary kids and people ostensibly peddling home alarm systems.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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I've had the home alarm system people before, Jehovah Witnesses and just the other day some 10 year old trying to get me to buy a raffle ticket (Raffle Tickets might be the new scam because all you need to do is buy some raffle ticket paper)
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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The Young Teens of America seems legit.

I have a question about some kids that come around our neighborhood ... / LJWorld.com
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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I haven't seen them out in my niehgborhood, but the Jehovah's Witnesses were out in my 'hood on Sunday -- that's one nice thing about living in a secured walk-up apartment

FWIW, I've bought candy bars from kids on the street before (I saw it pretty regularly in Chicago) and whether it was a "scam" or not, my Snickers was delicious. What I mean is that I definitely wouldn't "give them money for a scholarship program" or "place a pre-paid order for wrapping paper" but if they're selling something right then and there, and I want it? Eh, why not?
Well for one because they were like 8 bucks and for two, if they were stolen from the loading dock of my local grocer, I'd rather not support that.

But I agree with a later post, they may be legit. I would like to know if they are worth lending a hand to is all.
Thanks for the input all.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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^I would never buy a candy bar for $8 -- not even if it was sold by the Dalai Lama himself.
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