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Look out for Magazine Salespeople Asking for Cash

RICHLAND, Wash.- Police want you to be on the lookout for people going door to door to sell you magazines.

Especially if they want cash for subscriptions.

Amanda Dalton wasn't surprised that someone was trying to sell her magazines, that happens all the time, but she got suspicious when they strongly advised her to pay with cash.  That's what tipped her off.

Luckily, she didn't pay and didn't lose anything, but when she told the salesperson she didn't have any cash, that wasn't enough.

"I told her no that you know i just didn't think it was in my budget, she told me then that i could donate you know five or ten dollars in cash and by the end of the night when she had enough donations she could send in a subscription on behalf of that," Dalton said.

Police say these types of scams are becoming more common lately.

They say one way to avoid any sort of scam is to ask the person for a sales license.

If they don't have it, call police because it's a crime to sell without one.

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