Girl Scouts hoax: 6,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies worth $24,000 ordered, but turned out to be a bogus saleBy Angel Cuala on Mar 18, 2013 in Food, United States •
Updated: March 21, 2013 11:45 a.m.
A so-called Girl Scouts hoax was recently discovered, after two Girl Scout troops in Portland, Oregon received an order of 6,000 boxes of cookies worth $24,000 that turned out to be a bogus sale. Local residents later chipped in buying the unsold cookies, with the money to be used for their camps.
Girl Scouts arranging cookies for sale, after
receiving a hoax order of 6,000 boxes of cookies
Image Credit: Katu.com video
According to a report at Katu.com on Saturday, March 16, 2013, a Girl Scout troop parent says a co-worker approached her, saying that a person claimed to be working in a company in Hillsboro, and placed the huge order. But after exchanging emails, the person later admitted that the cookie order is just a hoax.
To add problem, the selling season of Girl Scouts cookies has ended last February, in celebration of National Girl Scout Cookie Day. Nevertheless, the troops thought of selling the cookies to local residents, who flocked to the Girl Scout offices at 9620 S.W. Barbur Blvd last Saturday and bought the cookies.
“I expected a few people to come down. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this many. I’ve been a Girl Scout for 23 years. I’ve never seen anything like this.” Girl Scouts spokeswoman Sarah Miller told the report. The cookies were sold at the rate of 1,000 boxes per hour, and 3,000 boxes of cookies were sold that day.
“They want to show children the world is a good place. When they hear about things that aren’t so great, they want to show the opposite side of that.” Miller added, noting that hundreds of parents and their kids fall in line to buy cookies from the Girl Scout troops that day.
Ms. Miller also noted that they will not file charges against the bogus cookie buyer, whose identity was not revealed, since that person has already apologized to them and that their troop did not loose any money. The next sale of the remaining cookies will be this Saturday, March 24 on the same address, from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
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