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In previous articles, I shared my concerns about door to door solicitors, especially in regards to companies going door to door to solicit for energy conversion contracts from companies such as Clearview Energy and Town Square Energy.
I recently learned from the Public Utilities Commission that Clearview Energy is no longer permitted to solicit for new customers by going door to door. But there are still many power supply companies in the region who are competing for new business and are doing everything legally, to include abiding by Company, City, and Public Utilities Commission Standards to obtain new customers.
Here’s a confusing twist. There are legitimate companies with permits to solicit door to door, but criminals are finding out who they are and creating fake company identifications so that they can get into your home or case the neighborhood for the next burglary.
SO, WHAT DO WE DO?
One of the best ways to prevent solicitors from knocking on your door is to post a NO SOLICITING or NO TRESPASSING sign in front of your property.
Next, NEVER OPEN YOUR DOOR TO A STRANGER. It is a BAD idea.
If you feel uncomfortable at any time, be prepared and ready to alert someone to a possible danger. You can even use the panic button on your car key’s remote control to draw attention to you. And then dial 911. Remember, it’s ok to take these steps to avoid potential risks to your personal safety.
From the desk of Jane Constant
Senior Relations Specialist
Nashua Police Department
Posted on: May 01, 2017