Individuals claiming to be with ‘Boys and Girls Club’ pushing magazine scam

TOPEKA (KSNT) — The Boys and Girls Club of Topeka name is caught in the middle of a scam.

Individuals are going door to door in Topeka and in Shawnee County soliciting money on behalf of the organization.

It’s the latest scam in the capital city that almost cheated one Topeka man out of $536.

“Two lovely black girls came to the door. They walked up the drive way they were dropped off and we talked for a little bit,” the victim said.

KSNT News is told that these individuals are going door-to-door passing out blue pieces of paper with the Boys and Girls Club information on, soliciting money for magazines subscriptions in the organizations name.

It wasn’t a magazine they offered this victim, but the opportunity to support helping kids learn to read at the boys and girls clubs.

“We do no door-to-door sales through our organization,” said Krystal Wiltz, Director of the Development and Marketing over at the Topeka Boys and Girls Club.

Yesterday the scammers were soliciting in the Shawnee Heights area. On Facebook it looks like they’re making their way through the city and the county.

According to the victim’s receipts the company the scammers are working for is KLMN Readers Services based out of Chesapeake, Virginia.

A better business bureau report says KLMN has received nearly 300 complaints in the last three years. The state of Virginia has revoked their business license and in 2014, the company was ordered to pay more than $38,000 to the Commonwealth of Virginia for operating as a faulty business.

The Boys and Girls club of Topeka says if this scam happens to you call police.

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