A young woman selling magazines door-to-door will not be earning
points from a Chesterton resident, Chesterton Police said.
According to police, at 9:12 a.m. Friday the resident reported that a young
woman came to her door selling magazines for “MD Network,” in an effort to
earn enough sales points for a trip to Italy. The resident listened to her
pitch and then wrote her a $50 check for a subscription.
Later, however, the resident “became suspicious about some of the things
that this person told her,” contacted her bank, closed her account, and then
contacted the woman to inform her of her decision.
“At this point there was no loss,” police said.
“It should be noted that this person did not have a town peddler’s license
and all residents should know that a peddler’s license is required in most
cases when a person goes door-to-door in residential areas,” police added.
“When someone is contacted by a door-to-door sales person, ask for their
Chesterton peddler’s license, and if they do not have one call the CPD at
926-1131,” police said.