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

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Anonymous (not verified) | Sat, 08/17/2013 - 10:59am

They have even come to rural MS. I must admit, I was naive enough to let her in. Any idea what their underlying goals are?

Anonymous (not verified) | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 7:37pm

I also let the guy in to talk about the books. He didn't see my son but he knew I had a kid since he saw children stuff outside and inside. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico and he was here over a month ago, he was from Russia I believe he said. Books were pricey and he did have a binder with done if my neighbors information, ones that bought books. He didn't get much info out of me, except that I have a son. And I didn't give any info about neighbors.

Anonymous (not verified) | Sun, 08/25/2013 - 11:09am

Yes, someone came to our door and my ten year old son looked out the window and told his Dad someone was at the door. The man told my husband he was selling children's books and my husband told him no thank you and he left. However, he saw our son. We are going door to door to let our neighbors know, as well as my son's elementary school. Wish we would have known about this sooner so we could have called APD right then.

Faith

Anonymous (not verified) | Mon, 08/19/2013 - 10:48pm

They are hard working college kids. They are working 80+ hours/week, running their own business selling educational books to earn money to pay for their college education. There is no underlying or dark motive behind what they are doing. People like Dr. Sharon might mean well but need to check the facts before posting their opinions.

Anonymous (not verified) | Fri, 08/16/2013 - 12:53pm

I live in Sulphur, La 70663. About a month ago I had this occur. This lady drove came walking up on our carport asking us to buy children books. I have a 3 year old but at this time he was not with my fiance and I. She asked if our children were home and if she could come inside and show us the books. We told her we were NOT interested. She stated that she had came by a couple times previously to meet with us but we were not home. I was very iffy about this girl and questioned how she knew we had a child. My fiance was at work just now and sent me this link. I immediately had goosebumps as soon as I read this. This scared me. My surrounding neighbors do not have small children. She came in her car by my house and then left in her car. Very frightening.

joe (not verified) | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 10:12am

why was this frightening? because she was russian? because she spoke very firmly? are you afraid of your own shadow? if you hae a question about people and their motives, don't be afraid to ask... If their speech sounds gruff or forceful, take into consideration the accent, russian, german etc; they are raised like that.... your shadow won't attack you... quit being afraid!

skehrley (not verified) | Tue, 08/27/2013 - 2:32pm

why is it frightening... have you not seen this on your news... OHH MYY is all I have to say.. I have seen this everywhere. And they have warned so many people about this. There are these people like this that take the children if you don't watch as well. And take them to who knows where... So yes it is scary and concerning. And being a mom we all have rights to be. Its not that we are afraid of our shadows or anything we want to protect our children and keep them safe..

sprngz (not verified) | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 2:30pm

it's concerning because if someone comes to MY door to sell ME something they don't ask information about my kids number one, and number two YES they do need a permit to sell in our area (Houston area), almost every neighborhood is with restrictions and it's against the law to peddle or cold call on houses; what would you say to someone AFTER their kid is abducted as happens every single day in this country, that they should have exercised "more caution" - yet when an event happens that warrants EXTREME caution you say 'quit being afraid' - smh

Anonymous (not verified) | Fri, 08/23/2013 - 5:50pm

I live in Chadron NE and we have had a blonde Russian speaking young lady going door to door at the daycares here. I called the local PD and they said they had a permit so they were legit. I am sorry but it sounds coincidental to this story if you ask me I am not convinced their legit. Am I being over paranoid maybe but as a parent its my job!!!!