Just a quick note here about something that happened this past Sunday.
There was a very loud knock on my door. When I answered, I found a well dressed woman standing there with a brochure in one hand and a clip board in the other. She wanted me to look at her brochure and fill out a form.
I just glanced at the brochure and remember it had something to do with drugs - perhaps drug usage in my town - I'm not really sure, for at that point I told her I was not the least bit interested. She tried to get me to take the brochure and I refused.
Then she wanted me to fill out her form, which I refused to do as well. She was persistent, telling me I only had to fill in my name and address and phone number. I made it perfectly clear that I would not give out any personal information, especially to people I did not know who came knocking on my door on a Sunday afternoon. She didn't want to take "No" for an answer, so I finally just shut the door and locked it.
Maybe I am just paranoid. Maybe there was a legitimate reason for her calling on me. But it just seemed strange that she knocked on my door on a Sunday afternoon rather than on a regular work day. And the fact that she was so determined to get my personal information sent up a red flag. The whole incident smelled like a scam to me.
Anyone can go get brochures printed that look like legitimate worthy causes. And the main goal seemed to be to procure my signature. We are close to election day. I have read about scams that involve getting signatures to be used in voter frauds. Whether that was the reason for this visit, I can not say. But I still will never give out information to strangers. Just sayin'.
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