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On March 26, 2009 the state of Wisconsin passed the most powerful regulatory door-to-door solicitation legislation in the country. The SB-4 legislation named after an 18 year old girl (Malinda Turvey) who was killed along with six other young kids while selling magazines door-to-door in Wisconsin on March 25, 1999, 'Malinda's Traveling Sales Crew Protection Act' will become active on April 10, 2010.

April 9, 2010
Information about Wisconsinís New Law on Traveling Sales Crews
Section 103.34, Wisconsin Statutes
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April 14, 2010
Link To Wisconsin: Traveling Sales Crew Disclosure Statement
Read PDF Disclosure Statement

Update: May 1, 2010
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development: Traveling Sales Crew Documentation:

Chapter DWD 273 Wisconsin Administrative Code to regulate and register traveling sales crews, to register traveling sales crew workers and to enforce action:
DMPG PDF: Chapter DWD 273
Chapter DWD 273 Wisconsin Administrative Code

Section 103.34 Wisconsin Statutes requires the department to promulgate administrative rules:
DMPG PDF: Section 103.34

Traveling Sales Crew Application For Registration Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Document Number: ERD-16789-E (erd_16789.pdf)
Description: This form is used to register for a door-to-door sales license.
DMPG PDF: Application For Registration: erd_16789.pdf

New Wisconsin Statute Protects Members Of Traveling Sales Crews


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Salem, Oregon
Door-To-Door Sales Company:
Southwestern Company
Trade Group:
Direct Selling Association
February 23,24,25,26,28 / March 2, 2010
Salem-News Article Link List:

Feb-23-2010 00:06
The Southwestern Company - Part 1: Walks Like a Duck, Quacks Like a Duck, Duck
Ersun Warnke Business/Economy Reporter

The group operates a web of companies and employs hundreds of independent contractors who are used to disguise their criminal activities.
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Retraction: The Southwestern Company - Part 1: Corporate Mafia
Ersun Warnke Business/Economy Reporter

Response to the reflex arc of The Southwestern Company.
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February 25, 2010
The Southwestern Company Part 2: A RICO Case
Ersun Warnke Business/Economy Reporter
This activity is illegal, shameful, and unconscionable. The Southwestern Company represents the very worst of the U.S. business community.
Read This Story

Feb-26-2010 20:01
The Southwestern Company: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Correspondence
Ersun Warnke Business/Economy Reporter

When a law firm allows itself to be used as a mouthpiece to transmit knowingly false information on the behalf of a client, that law firm itself is tarnished.
Read This Story

Feb-28-2010 19:08
The Southwestern Company Part 3: Web of Deceit Political Influence
Ersun Warnke Business/Economy Reporter

Political donations by Southwestern Company executives and owners have increased dramatically since 2000.
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Mar-02-2010 16:14
The Southwestern Company: Web of Deceit--Affiliated Organizations
Ersun Warnke Business/Economy Reporter
Read This Story

Southwestern Company law firm response to Salem-News articles:
Schwabe, Williamson ∓mp; Wyatt Letters:
February 24, 2010 Read This Letter
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February 26, 2010 Read This Letter
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Denver, Colorado
Jeremy and Alicia
Homeless Youth Labor Trafficking
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July 26, 2010
Jeremy and Alicia
Homeless Youth Labor Trafficking
July 26, 2010

Jul 26, 2010
Jeremy and Alicia
I received a call today from Chris, an outreach worker at Denver's homeless youth services Urban Peak []. He said he had to pick up some kids left stranded by a "sales crew". I never heard of such a thing so it didn't "register" or make sense. ... When I arrived at their down...See More
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Denver, Colorado
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Door-To-Door Magazine Sales Warning

Consumer experts say a pair of Denton County companies are responsible for nearly
200 complaints about sales tactics and no magazines delivered.
Credit: NBC Universal
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Daniel Deshawn Neal
On March 30, 2009 a 78 year old woman in Texas is raped and set on fire by Daniel Deshawn Neal
a traveling door-to-door magazine salesman working for a Washington, D.C.-based company called U.D. Management

Woman beaten; Magazine salesman arrested
A magazine salesman was arrested for allegedly barging into a woman's home,
beating and attempting to rape her.

KABC-TV, Glendale, California Dec 21, 2009
Original URL:

You Tube: Grandmother survives torture and kidnapping.

Grandmother survives beating, kidnapping
Dec. 16: Sandy Vinge, a 75-year-old grandmother, talks to TODAYís Matt Lauer
about being held captive by three teenagers who are now charged with torture and kidnapping.
Grandmother survives beating, kidnapping
Door to Door Sales Company: Kirby

You Tube: Man Found Guilty Of Kidnapping And Torturing A Grandma!!!
December 14, 2009, KFMB-TV, San Diego California

Magazine salesman arrested for allegedly raping woman

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By Randall Jeppesen and Courtney Orton KSL TV 5
August 26th, 2008 @ 5:03pm Salt Lake City, Utah
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You Tube: BBB Warns Against a Summer Scam Going Door-to-Door Nationwide

View Kirby Vacuum Links on You Tube:
Search You Tube: Kirby Cacuum

Kirby Vacuum Investigation Part one


Kirby Vacuum Investigation Part Two


Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Scam


Books and Movies:

MAGAZINE MAN a slave to the sale
By George C. Valentine

This is a true story of a young kid who grew up poor and found a job that was worse than his abusive childhood. This kid grew up aging on the road in the ruthless door to door magazine business thinking it would be the job of his dreams only to find himself waking up in a nightmare.
Buy This Book
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Mag Crew is a short film about three young adults who embark on a journey of survival selling magazines door-to-door but realize the promise of money is not worth their freedom. Ethan, Addison and Levi are members of a magazine sales crew that travels between towns in a van with other young sales people and their crew leader Joe. On this day, each of the three learns something about themselves that causes them to want to regain their true identity and question their participation in the Mag Crew.

From Writer/Director Andrew McMennamy and Producer Blayne Vixie
this gritty true to life tale is not one to be missed.

For information on how to obtain a copy of this movie please contact the DMPG webmaster:

Audio Files:

The Hidden Faces Of Modern-Day Slavery - 02/28/12
National Public Radio

Marketing Scam Goes Door-to-Door September 2009

North Carolina Public Radio - Escaping The Magazine Crew - The Story - 08/20/2008

Inside Edition - Door-to-Door Dangers - 06/11/2006

Wisconsin Consumer Protection - Glen Loyd Warning - 05/31/2006

Wisconsin Consumer Protection - Glen Loyd Consumer Alert - 06/20/2005

Door-to-Door Sales Tragedies - 10/29/2004

Janesville Wisconsin Van Crash March 25, 1999 - 07/22/2004

WYMG Interview With Phil Ellenbecker - Traveling Magazine Sales Crews 09/26/2003

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DMPG Featured Article - July 17, 2008
Houston Press - Houston, Texas
What Mainstream Publishers Don't Want You to Know About Door-to-Door Magazine Sales
That kid at your door with a magazine order form will tell you a story --
part sad, part hopeful. The truth will be infinitely worse than you can imagine.

July 17, 2008
By Craig Malisow
Houston Press
published: July 17, 2008
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DMPG Featured Article - Febuary 21, 2007
New York NY
For Youths, A Grim Tour on Magazine Crews

Febuary 21, 2007
New York Times
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New York Times:
Life on a Magazine Crew

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DMPG Featured Article - August 8, 2006
The Portland Tribune - Portland Oregon
Subscription for disaster
PART I: Door-to-door magazine sales crews ensnare young, vulnerable

August 8,2006
By Todd Murphy
The Portland Tribune
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