Leadership

CORRESPONDENCE

Issue 7 and Volume 89.

CORRESPONDENCE Another Form of Swindle To the Editor: Possibly the following information may prevent other volunteer departments from being victimized by false representatives of magazine publishing companies. One of these men, equipped with imposing credentials, sold our department on the idea of sponsoring the sale of subscriptions via a letter of introduction to the residents of the fire district signed by the Chief. Many sales were made, but he accounted for only a part of them to the treasurer of the department. Since then we have seen neither the salesman nor the magazines for which the subscribers paid a deposit. In this particular case, the subscriber was given a receipt form on the publishing company. The company’s reply to our query revealed that Mr. Smith (or whatever bis real name may be) was not authorized by them to make such an offer to Fire Departments. Granting that this affair causes…

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