Tonight a young man came to my door, and apparently thought he could just walk right in as he tried the door knob quite vigorously first before he bothered to knock. He said that he was selling magazines to raise money for a college trip to Cancun, Mexico.
I am a fairly easy-going person, and quite generous, and decided to hear him out and to listen to what he was selling.
After a few short minutes I decided that I'd go ahead and order something to help him out, he seemed like a decent guy. I didn't really feel like a scam until I was writing my check and he asked if I had cash on me so he could "get his points tonight" That made me a little suspicious; what then made me even more suspicious is when he then informed me that he had overcharged me and asked me to just leave the extra amount on the check for him to just keep.
After he left, I googled LSS and immediately hit tons of links to this site, complaint, of others saying how they had been scammed! Everything they were saying was quite similar to what had just happened to me.
I read some of the others advice and decided immediately to call my bank and put a stop on the check before they made an attempt to cash it. FYI my bank informed me that they now know my routing number from my check and was recommended to completely close out my account and have my funds transferred to a new account.
I am now getting to go through the frustration of opening a new account, having a $30 stopped check fee, and having to reset up certain financial things such as direct deposit and ordering new checks!
I hope this site helps others as it has helped me, I am so glad that I found this info before it was too late! Much thanks to all of the other people for taking the time to post this on here to protect others out there; Thank You!