On October 24th, I have a very nice, well groomed young hispanic lady come to my house (in west Frisco) selling Enjoy the City - Dallas coupon books for $39.50 claiming it was a fund raiser to raise funds to attend SMU. I don't usually answer the door (let alone BUY anything) unless I am expecting someone, but we thought it was the neighbor girl. The young lady was clean cut, polite & well spoken. I went ahead & ordered a book thinking that even if it isn't legit that it was only $40. I gave her a check & on the back wrote in "For Deposit Only"...just in case.
She had come at a busy time as I was juggling an infant, a toddler, 3rd grader's homework, 6th grader's homework & making dinner. After the kids were in bed, it was still nagging me because she gave me two different answers when I asked when it would be delivered, so I started looking into it. First, I found the books are only supposed to be $20. When I googled the number ( 214-859-8505 ) on the handwritten reciept it actually lead me to this FOL thread
The next day, I called the number on the Enjoy the City's website, got a voicemail & left a message. I finally heard back from them this morning. It is absolutely a SCAM as the books are only supposed to be $20 as mentioned previously. The woman that called from Enjoy the City said there have been numerous complaints to them about this girl (& her friend) & that the Dallas PD has been unresponsive. I believe that is because they are not actually opperating in Dallas & have been in the smaller cities - she mentioned McKinney & Plano as well.
I am trying to get as much info as possible for this lady so that they can find & bring charges against this girl & her friend. They usually cash the checks the next day - sometimes at First National Bank & according to the other thread sometimes at check cashing places...as of now, our check still has not been cashed & I believe that is because I specifically wrote on the back that our check can ONLY be deposited & since the check was written to Enjoy the City, if she doesn't have an account in that name, she can't deposit our check.
If you have had these girls come to your house &/or ordered a book from them for MORE than $20 (usually $39.50 or $49) please let me know so I can put you in contact with the lady from Enjoy the City. She was very nice, apologetic & is sending us a book herself to ensure we are getting one.
I want to be very clear that this is NOT anything bad against Enjoy the City. They are trying to stop this from happening & want to make this right for those it has
happened to. They ARE a legitimate fundraising company, but the sellers selling the books for MORE than $20 are NOT.