HERE'S A VARIATION on the door-to-door newspaper sales scam mentioned here in March, reported by a neighbor who just moved from Silver Lake to Atwater Village:
"...The last two nights I've had young kids coming to the door trying to sell newspaper subscriptions to the LA Times ...If anybody else has met these kids, I recommend phoning it in. Your joint could be being cased. Call LAPD Northeast Division at (213) 485-2563, with a good description. They've been known to send officers for this very thing.
"The first night a tweakish girl who said it was through some afterschool program and - well I don't even know what she was saying the money was going towards.
"Tonight two young boys came saying they were from some school in Long Beach and the subscriptions were to help them get into USC.
"It obviously smelled like a scam and a quick Internet search revealed a similar one (if not the same one) in Rancho Cucamonga.
"Not sure if anybody else has come across this..."