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What to do when a solicitor shows up at your door

April 17, 2017 03:39 PM
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With springtime upon us, the warmer weather can mean more contractor scams. If a solicitor shows up at your home they must be registered with the City of Brooklyn Park and should have a registration form with them.

What a solicitor's registration looks like

Specifics about this year's form:

  • It's small (about a 1/3 of a piece of paper)
  • The solicitor's driver's license or photo ID should be color copied on the right side of the paper
  • Has their full name
  • Company name
  • Registration expiration
  • It should also have a city stamp on the bottom

When to call 911

Feel free to call 911 immediately about a solicitor if:

  • You see any suspicious activity
  • If a solicitor is being overly aggressive
  • If you believe a solicitor is not properly registered
  • They should not go to your door before 7:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m.
  • They cannot make claims that the city endorses their product
  • Cannot remain on your property after you have requested them to leave
  • Cannot use the registration of another person

Registration doesn't mean endorsement

Just because a solicitor registers with the City it does not mean the City of Brooklyn Park endorses the business in any way. It's important that you do your research before you enter into any contract or agreement with a company.

Don't want solicitors at your door?

If you do NOT want solicitors to knock on you door, you can post a 4 by 4-inch sign on your door that says "No Solicitors" which are available at local hardware stores or you could print one off of the computer.

 

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