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Upstate Charity Claims Door-To-Door Sales Not Authorized

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate says it has received reports that people in Spartanburg County are going door-to-door trying to sell magazines and books to benefit the group. The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate says it has received reports that people in Spartanburg County are going door-to-door trying to sell magazines and books to benefit the group.
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The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate says it has received reports that people in Spartanburg County are going door-to-door trying to sell magazines and books to benefit the group.

The club says what the salespeople are saying is not true, and says you should call police if these salespeople show up at your home.

"We do a few events each year that help us raise money and attention in the community but we do not go door to door raising money," Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate President Greg Tolbert said.

Marge Kaiser says she usually has a good instinct when someone is trying to take advantage of her, but yesterday she was off her game.

"I didn't feel so hot, I had a cold and I guess my resistance was low," Kaiser said.

A man rang her doorbell and she invited him in. He talked her into some subscriptions and she eventually handed over an $80 check.

"He gave me a bit of a sob story about he was a single father and of course that tugged at my heartstrings," she said.

7 On Your Side called the company offering the magazine subscriptions.

It's called Entrepreneurs Sales from Indiana.

The secretary said it's a legitimate program and said any gifts would make it to a charity.

The Better Business Bureau gives the company an "F" grade with 140 consumer complaints.

"It's amazing how people are willing to take advantage of something real good and turn it into something bad," the organization's local board chairman Benjamin Snoddy said.

Kaiser says she's likely to shut the door on any salesmen who stop by in the future.

But this incident won't stop her from giving to charity.

"They're ripping off an organization that does good stuff so I said to my husband let's make a small donation to them."

Kaiser had her husband cancel the check she wrote to the salesman.

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