The Cross County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a possible magazine sale scam.
According to Cross County Sheriff J.R. Smith, the Baxter County Sheriff's office took a complaint report that a man came to the door of a private residence in Mountain Home. The man told the residents that he was selling magazine subscriptions on behalf of the Mountain Home Schools' German American Partnership Program (GAPP).
Sheriff Smith says the residents bought the subscription, but after making inquiries about the legitimacy of the salesman and his product, the residents stopped payments on the checks they had issued.
A Mountain Home Police Department school resource officer told the sheriff's office that the local GAPP program was not going door to door selling magazines or any other items. The officer also said the local program representatives didn't contract with or agree for other persons or organizations to do so on their behalf.
Sheriff Smith says his department is warning Cross County residents as well as other counties to look out for potential fraudulent magazine sales scams in their neighborhoods. He says people should not purchase magazines or conduct business with magazine salespersons unless they are able to verify the legitimacy of the sale.
Sheriff Smith also advises residents to contact their local law enforcement agency to help verify the legitimacy of the salesperson and their organization.