Consumer Alert: Door-to-door salesmen

FAYETTEVILLE, NC The Police Department would like to offer the following information to citizens to assist when dealing with these types of situations:
  • Ask for photo identification from the salesperson.
  • If dealing with a company, verify that they are legitimate and licensed. Ask for the company's address and phone number.
  • Check with the Better Business Bureau before purchasing anything from the company or before signing any contracts.
  • Be suspicious of anyone who tries to sell the product or service by playing on your emotions or using heavy handed sales tactics.
  • Be suspicious of anyone who tells you he is selling the service or product at the lowest price or who tells you his competitors do bad work.
  • If you are convinced you need the product or service, always comparison shop.
  • Be suspicious if the salesperson is unable to provide reference information.
  • Do not be rushed. A legitimate salesperson will allow you time to check their claims.

And last but not least:

  • If you do not recognize the person at your door, you do not have to answer it. Call 911 to report any suspicious activity.
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