RCMP Advise Residents to Use Caution When Dealing With Door-to-Door Vendors

 

For Immediate Release

September 27, 2016

 

Grande Prairie RCMP Continue to Advise Residents to Use Caution When Dealing with Door-to-Door Vendors

 

Grande Prairie, AB:  RCMP have responded to numerous complaints of people using aggressive sales techniques while selling items door-to-door.

 

If you are approached by a salesperson at your home please keep the following in mind:

  • Never let anyone inside of your home
  • Ask to see identification from the salesperson, both photo ID and an ID that associates the person to the business he/she is representing
  • Before purchasing anything, fully research the company on your own to determine it’s reliability and reputation
  • Ensure the contract includes information about maintenance/repair responsibilities, cancellation and any additional costs
  • Contact Grande Prairie Enforcement Services (780-538-0300) to determine whether the company has a valid license from the city to be selling products door-to-door

Please contact Grande Prairie RCMP (780-830-5701) if you encounter any of the following:

  • Someone aggressively trying to enter your home
  • Someone who has entered your home without permission
  • Someone who doesn’t have any valid identification
  • Someone exhibiting suspicious or threatening behaviour

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by Internet at http://www.tipsoft.com/index.aspx, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [http://www.crimestoppers.ab.ca/edmonton/] for instructions on how to do).

 

 

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Media Contact:

Cst. Melanie MCINTOSH

Community Policing

RCMP Grande Prairie Detachment

W: 780-830-5765

C: 780-933-6708

 

PROS # 20161274367

 

 

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