Distraught Father Calls on MPA Members to Halt Door-to-Door Sales
Phil Ellenbecker is on a mission. He is determined to do everything he can to halt the door-to-door sales of magazine subscriptions, and intends to personally call every single publisher on the Magazine Publishers Association
membership list to explain his concerns.
"I’m not out to sue magazines or anything like that," says Elllenbecker. "My intent is for publishers to really look hard at what’s going on in the industry, and how their magazines are being sold."
Ellenbecker wants to warn publishers of the type of activity some sales agents carry out in the name of magazines. Several Web sites attest to the violent crimes that have either been committed upon or by young people who sell door-to-door subs (including Ellenbecker’s own www.travelingsalescrews.info and www.parentwatch.org). Ellenbecker believes that if publishers knew about the inherent danger in these types of sales, they would not do business with door-to-door sales companies.