Alert!... If They Come to Your Door... DO NOT Let Them In!

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 3:05pm.

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I got an email from my husband, Michael, a while ago which confirmed that Russian door-to-door booksellers are going across the United States looking for children. It didn’t take much research to discover that this phenomenon is taking place all over the US since at least late June. ~ Dr. Sharon Schuetz

There are reports nationwide that these people are going into neighborhoods in groups, and as individuals, on bikes and in cars, men and women, and they are going to homes that show evidence of children living in them.

They are looking for playground equipment, bicycles, skates, balls and anything that indicates children’s presence. They knock on the door and hold up an extremely expensive children’s book and start asking questions.

Families who are approached all say that the person asked where they could find other homes with children inside. In Mechanicsburg, PA, hundreds of parents in the central Pennsylvania area have had “encounters” with the foreign bookseller.

They were reported in Los Angeles on July 11, and several other places across the US from Fairbanks, Alaska on June 26, rural central Illinois on June 26, and 2 undisclosed places, one on June 29th and also on July 8th, and in Pullman, WA.

Today we found out they are in Harris County, Houston, TX, which is where I live. One of Steve Quayle’s readers reported it on his website.

I have been watching the alerts and news posted on beforeitnews.com about the so-called book sellers looking for all the children in the area.

I had been seeing how they were hitting all the surrounding towns in Texas. I can confirm that they are in Harris County, Houston, TX today.

One of them came up to our house just as my father-in-law was heading out. The woman was no more than 23 well-built and had blonde hair dressed in a t-shirt and shorts. She had a huge clipboard bigger than a standard 8×11.

My father-in-law said the paper on it looked 11×11 and had writing on the top and the bottom with about 40 names in the middle. When she came up to him she immediately asked if he was the father of the household. I had already told my father to be on the lookout for these things.

When he told her all his kids were grown and gone she pressed him to see if he had any grandchildren in the house. He told her that it was just him and his wife.

She then asked if he knew other houses with kids. She was very forceful in her speech almost like she had to know. My dad said she was looking at peoples address numbers.

My father had been a pastor for many years. I asked him if he felt anything spiritually wrong with her. He told me yes that she was trying to be as gooey nice as possible but that there was something dark about her voice.

My daughter is an outdoors girl, and she loves to look outside. Steve, it broke my heart having to tell her she can’t open her window or go outside and play. She is too young to understand.

It infuriates me to no end that because of them I can’t let her go out. I try not to worry, but I guess it goes with being a parent and wanting to protect the blessing the Lord has given my wife and I.

Ill email you again if I see or hear anything else.

Various details gathered from reports include...

- they work either by themselves or in a group; a heavy foreign–usually Russian–accent;

- well-built; physically fit;

- military mannerisms or appearance;

- they’re selling children’s books that are extremely expensive–sometimes reported in the $100 to $500 per book range.

They are looking for information about any children in the household, including names and ages.

They are always “very persistent” in their pursuit of this information about children in the home, and if they can’t get answers they will push to find out when they can return to speak to someone else about it later.

They usually ask about other families with children living in the same neighborhood. Many of these parents home school their children.

Several articles have been written that speculate about “child abduction rings”, but so far there is no evidence that they are affiliated with such activities. Many cities require door-to-door salesmen to get permits.

Use caution when discussing your family or your neighbors with strangers that just show up in your neighborhood, especially if they are well-built and speak with an accent.

If they are legitimate sales representatives they will be sponsored by someone and will have papers proving it, and they should have registered with the police or the city.

Like the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Unfortunately, there are some things that can’t be cured, so it’s better to prevent it from the beginning.

 

Dr. Sharon Schuetz - August 7, 2013 - posted at LadyPatriots

 

Editor's Note... It was reported August 29, 2013 by 21LiveNews that the gentleman in the above photo is Howard Dean (D-VT)... I assure you it is NOT Howard Dean. (Click on it to enlarge the photo.)

This is what 21LiveNews (Northeast Indiana) wrote...

"Below is the link that has been circling the internet. The man pictured on this page is former presidential candidate Howard Dean (D-Vt.)".

Sorry the gentleman in the photo isn't facing the camera and the picture clearer to verify this is not Howard Dean.

 

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Comments

Anonymous (not verified) | Sat, 05/24/2014 - 9:27pm

Agenda 21 (and the DC-based foreign-corporation known as the UNITED STATES) would put foreign (and federal) troops on American soil. Very likely, they are already here and gathering information. Please report them to your local sheriff department.

KM (not verified) | Wed, 08/28/2013 - 10:02pm

One of my friends had one of these Russian booksellers come to her
House trying to sell childrens books and find out info about
Neighborhood kids here in Douglas, Ga. Coffee county. Of course she called the
Law to him because you never know about people these days....but trust me
They are working south ga and are here now!

Anonymous (not verified) | Wed, 08/28/2013 - 2:49pm

I believe i heard there were people like this in Moberly, MO not long ago

Here 3 Weeks Ago (not verified) | Wed, 08/28/2013 - 1:56pm

They were here about three weeks ago...

Thank God nothing has happened to our kids, but they now know we home educate, which is kind of unsettling, but we rebuke fear with faith, a'men! Praying - Lord Jesus we ask for You to protect our country's children and bring swift justice against those who would harm them. We ask that You Lord would build a hedge of thorns around our homes that the enemy and his scouts cannot pass thought. Holy Spirit we as for Wisdom and guidance for both us and our children that we be not deceived. Father we thank You for our children and for their guardian angles, even those who shared this alert - bless them Pappa for Thine is the power and the glory for ever and ever, a'men.

Lovin' Him, TK

Anonymous (not verified) | Sun, 07/30/2017 - 1:08pm

A man came up awhile my kids and I was carrying in groceries and trying to sell education books as he called them . Sent him away he had Russian accent and was on bike . Got uncomfortable vibe so please be aware of your surroundings. He had other names on a paper and was talking bout other children and area .

Anonymous (not verified) | Wed, 08/28/2013 - 12:14pm

I live in a small city in northeast Indiana. It is confirmed that an individual is there today going door to door attempting to sell books for children. The person appears to be legit and has a peddlers license.

My biggest fear is that this is just a casing effort where they record information and find the best areas to target for whatever they're attempting to pull. Child trafficking seems absurd, but so does 9/11. It happens.

If they really are just selling books then they are terrible at it. There is no reason to record information about my children or ask me to give you information on my neighbors or their children. Be aware. Be smart.

Pray that these people are just some group of Russians that stole a freighter of high dollar children books and need to flip em.

Bissontk (not verified) | Wed, 08/28/2013 - 10:33pm

SouthWest publishing has had children's educational booksellers in our neighborhood for the last 7-8 years. They use foreign exchange students from all over Europe, etc (great Britain, Australia, etc).

The kid last night was from Bulgaria. They are legit. I have bought books from them before. They have catalogs and samples with them. They come on bicycles.

They target neighborhoods with kids and they have permits. NOT to be confused with Russian kidnappers. These kids are first and second year college students, they are trained in TN then sent out.

Don't invite them in, but don't freak out and call the cops either. ;-). They get paid for the number of people to whom they give their sales pitch. Just listen, be polite, say no thanks if not interested. Be vigilant, but be reasonable.

Anonymous (not verified) | Wed, 08/28/2013 - 10:32pm

Can you please say what city you live in? I went home today at 2:30 p.m. to pick my kids up from school (I live right across the street from the elementary school) and my back door was wide open. Kinda freaked me out and now I'm hearing about this.

Anonymous (not verified) | Wed, 08/28/2013 - 2:43pm

What part of Northeast of Indiana?

ABY (not verified) | Wed, 08/28/2013 - 9:04am

They came to my house yesterday 8/28/2013 and then today I see this posted on Facebook. It was a young girl Blondish girl medium to small frame, around 5'. She was selling books for childrens' learning. I refused the book respectfully, because we have no money anyway, before she could come in. I am afraid in such a small town that this looks like a berry patch. West Plains Missouri.

Teresa (not verified) | Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:42pm

We had them here a couple weeks ago..Im in Acampo, California..in the country

Anonymous (not verified) | Tue, 08/27/2013 - 11:05pm

I know from what is going on around the world today and then all the conspiracy theory stuff going on... Which most of it isn't just theory, it's facts but media only shares what they are aloud to share... How often do we get a full true story anymore from any sources?

This story of these sales people are on snopes debunking it.. I know snopes is well known for debunking but so is other programs that say it's all true... So what do we do?

We go by our guts!! Our guts don't lie, when something don't feel right, then go with it.. Don't regret ignoring it either way.. Just be careful all, god bless you all and thanks again for sharing this info for us all..

Anonymous (not verified) | Tue, 08/27/2013 - 1:03pm

This sent chills up my spine!!!! I had this happen to me about 1 month ago!!!!! "IDENTICAL" to this report!!!!!

It was a white young lady aprox. 23 yrs old, blond hair, about 5 "4. The female knocked on my door & I would not open however she was very persistant and kept ringing the doorbell as well as knocking.

I opened a window from my upstairs loft &* asked what she wanted she then advised she was selling books. I told her I was not avail. at the time & she asked if she could pass by later on the day. I was so rushed at that specific moment so I said OK & closed the window.

Later on in the evening she passed by once again, I was annoyed!!! but opened since she was so persistant. I had the door cracked open since I am very picky about letting anyone in my home!!!

The female advised she was selling books once again and asked to please come in, I told her I was busy with dinner but gave her the chance to explain what it was about she once again insisted she come in. I (now regreting it) opened the door and let her in.

It was a "Russian" girl with a very heavy accent!! The female stated she was a foreign exchange student & she was selling these amazing books for all ages. Female sat in my sofa looking all around!! she kept saying wow I like your home!

It then struck me as odd that my children were in another area seperated from where she was sitting and she asked me for water. I got up to get her water and when I did she had actually followed me to the kitchen area where my children where.

The female was more focused on my children & kept asking for their ages. As soon as she drank the water she asked if I was interested in buying the books ( which were expensive) I advised my husband was not home and preffered on speaking to him first.

The female then stated she would come back at a time that my husband would be home. The female never came back!!! The whole time I had such a bad gut feeling about this young female.

One of the things that she had on her clipboard where family names that lived in my neighborhood and she wanted to know if I knew those families and if so if any of those homes had children that were my son's age. This was very odd to me!!!! She even showed me the list of their names.

The rest of the week I actually drove around my neighborhood checking to see if I would see her again since I had such a bad feeling!!!! I let my husband know so that he would be aware but we never saw her again.

The female did tell me she was from Russia. This really has made me worry!!!!! I just moved from that home 1 week ago,  at least I have a little more peace of mind. I live in Central Florida so you might want to add this State/City to your list.

 

Anonymous (not verified) | Mon, 08/26/2013 - 1:53pm

while it does sound scary, I would beg to think that another Book Company has put out the ''scare'' to people that might buy from someone other than them. you could almost say all that stuff about any and all door to door sales people.

Anonymous (not verified) | Sun, 08/25/2013 - 9:10pm

This past week this man with a heavy russian accent stopped at our neighbors house and everything that is in this article was how this person acted right down to the persistant questions about age and names of the kids. By the time the cops came they were long gone.

Paige (not verified) | Mon, 08/26/2013 - 8:01pm

this is true. i live in villa rica ga just off of hwy 61. they were here friday and saturday.

Anonymous (not verified) | Sun, 08/25/2013 - 2:02pm

Concerned Mama (not verified) | Sat, 08/24/2013 - 3:40pm

These people approached my neighbor three days ago. It was a young woman with expensive learning system. My friend sent them away and they went to the other neighbor with children.

I didn't think they would come back but... Today this woman came to MY house. She was very interested in getting into my home. When told no repeatedly, she asked to use the restroom and even went into detail telling me that she "got her period today and can't wait to get to the store."

She used this same line on my neighbors days ago and minutes apart!!

I grabbed the pistol and let her hit the door.

She has a hand-drawn map with the number of children and approximate (and some exact) ages and schools they attend!

I am NOT joking or being dramatic. I am not okay with this. It has happened to multiple family members and most parents in our small community.

WHAT DO THESE PEOPLE WANT WITH OUR CHILDREN?

Why can't the police do anything other than make them leave the property? What will it take to get them out of our town here in Lawrence County, Alabama?

Anonymous (not verified) | Fri, 08/23/2013 - 1:13pm

"especially if they are well built and have an accent" woooow maybe your pastor father should have taught you not to, so readily, judge and discriminate against others. I don't think that's what Jesus would do. Is really okay to openly discriminate against all foreigners in good shape just because a few of them need serious psychiatric help? Not in my book. "Humanity is an ocean; just because a few drops of the ocean are dirty does not mean the ocean is dirty."

Anonymous (not verified) | Wed, 08/28/2013 - 10:27am

Just to clarify...fear is not the root of all evil. The love of money is the root of all evil...

joe (not verified) | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 10:05am

and what exactly are they doing? this article says they should have registered with the police??? wth? why should they register with the police to sell books? as far as their gruff speaking.. if they're russian, it will sound gruff or forceful... it's how they are taught... are they taking kids? doesn't sound like it.... has anyone bought their books... you don't have to register with the police to sell books or anything else... some localities may require a permit to sell in their city/town. but you don't have to register with police unless you are a convicted felon/predator...

Anonymous (not verified) | Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:35pm

A foreign gal was selling at our house, the books are not $100 by any means and they also sell computer software. I have purchased from them before, but chose not to this time as my kids are getting older. She also had a badge with her name and company, maybe that's what we should be looking for as we can check if the company is legit. Instead of scaring everyone!!!

Anonymous (not verified) | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 12:31am

They have been in the Oregon City, Oregon area in the past week.and have been here in the past about 2 or 3 years ago.

Emmanuel (not verified) | Wed, 08/21/2013 - 11:22am

This article makes me laugh so hard. The company these people work for is called southwestern http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southweste... its been around for over a hundred years.

This program helps many college kids pay for an education and learn the basics of running a business and teaches them how to deal with all the different people in the world, especially people like the one who took the time to write this nonsense.

You should always be careful when letting someone you dont know well into your home, however 99% of the people are just trying to make a living or share some information.

Never give anyone cash unless you feel safe doing so. A check should be written out to a company not a person generally, checks can be tracked, or canceled. ASk the person for a permit or license if they have one great if they dont that doesnt automatically make them a con artist.

I feel like most of the articles on this website are focused on making you scared and focusing on the problems which makes the world a worse place. It makes you bitter and scared and makes you paint the world in darkness. I think you all should see the problems then focus on solutions you can implement on in you circle of influence anything else your wasting your precious existence.

Oh and yes I use to do this to pay for college and I learned more about people, business and life talking to people door to door then I ever did in college.

An ounce of skepticism please! (not verified) | Tue, 08/20/2013 - 10:54pm

And not a. Single reported missing child after these people have been by. Not even one example is listed here. Seriously folks. I bought books from these people years ago and learned all about the company in the years since as they always return to sell more. My 4 boys who have always been next to me during the sales pitch are very much still home and safe. I am all for being safe and yes some sales people can be pushy, hello used car guy, but accusing them of child trafficking?! That's just obtuse.
Even if there are people posing as sales people, that doesn't mean they all are... Be safe. Watch your kids, get the sales people's info, even call the police (while they are there! Not after they left) and have them checked out. Any real sales person will be fine with that, but don't blindly accuse a group of people based on a Facebook or blog entry with no merit. You miss out in meeting neat people and some great books.

joe (not verified) | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 10:08am

Thank you for being level headed... I can't believe people... At least I know there is 1 out there who is right minded!

Anonymous (not verified) | Tue, 08/20/2013 - 4:28pm

You fail to answer a major question here: WHY are they looking for children? To sell stupid expensive books, or to kidnap? Might want to clarify. Without evidence of the latter, this is a scare tactic. With evidence, it is a genuine concern for which the public should be alerted.

cj (not verified) | Tue, 08/20/2013 - 12:20pm

So ~ what are they REALLY up to? Aside from being forceful, nosey and selling really expensive books? Sounds like pretty much any salesperson that goes door to door ~ my closed community doesn't permit soliciting and we are still awash in them. I refer them to the community authority, who would grant a permit to solicit *when pigs fly* and otherwise tell them we are posted for no soliciting.

Anonymous (not verified) | Tue, 08/20/2013 - 11:01am

This sounds like an internship with a legitimate company. Did your father or you ask to see credentials? Did you ask what company they represented? Did you ask if they checked into local authorities in order to sell within the county or city limits?

There are companies that still thrive off of the direct selling market. Ask questions, but don't be naive.

GG (not verified) | Tue, 08/20/2013 - 12:26am

Poor West Texas, continues to exist without ever being exposed to culture. How can so many people assume such negative things about a group without any factual evidence. Many of you with your oil money should really consider cultivating yourself and your family so you can see that not everyone is out to get you. And how narcissistic can you be to presume that they are simply targeting you. Also, the education system in America is terrible, many people can, and will, agree to that. Especially in West Texas.