For Bowling Green resident Brandon Vincent, it was an ordinary evening until he was approached by someone he didn't' know.
"A young man actually started joking with me, and started chatting it up, and I said what's going on, what are you doing here? He said we're doing a fundraiser, I'm a student here at Western at the University. We're trying to raise money for journalism and broadcasting so students can take a trip," said Vincent.
It's likely Vincent was a target of a possible scam.
People were going around his neighborhood pretending to be students, selling magazines for a company called MFA that would go to troops overseas and they would in turn get a trip.
"It almost seemed like a script. He went from point to point to point, really building this up before he ever got around to asking for money. Most students if they were to ask for a donation or something they want to move on to the next house, they have their sheet they want to show you what they're offering, they ask you and the move on," said Vincent.
"Anytime they try to use your sensitivities, like these people who came to the door last night were saying these subscriptions were going to military overseas. So, they're using that as a sensitivity program, and you say all of us want to do anything we can to help the military," said Linda Chambers of the Better Business Bureau.
There are multiple reports online of scams that sound very similar something Vincent researched and then contacted the police.
Some ways to recognize this possible scam, is "they say they live nearby," "it's for the military or troops," and in this case it's from MFA.
What was Vincent's way of recognizing it? He says healthy suspicion.
Chambers said she's not found any record of "MFA" having a business license.
Vincent who works at WKU said, he spoke with a member of the journalism department today, and they said there was no such trip planned that the alleged scammer discussed.