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September 11, 2012

Some alarmed over solicitors

Concerns over door-to-door security system sales lead to tips in dealing with solicitors

By CHRIS AGEE | cagee@mineralwellsindex.com

The Mineral Wells Police Department reported receiving a higher-than-usual number of citizen complaints about door-to-door solicitors, specifically those attempting to sell alarm systems, in recent weeks.

MWPD Chief Dean Sullivan addressed concerns with a press release issued last week, offering advice for residents approached by salespersons.

Though the alarm companies identified by city officials as actively soliciting within the city have received the appropriate permits to do so, Sullivan said most of he complaints “have been in regards to high pressure sales tactics and at least one for providing false information to a prospective customer.”

Sullivan explained local authorities have not endorsed any alarm company.

“Salespersons employing these types of misleading endorsements are not being truthful and citizens are encouraged to call the police department to report these companies,” he added.

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