Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- How do you know if a door-to-door solicitor is real, and not someone trying to scam you? Many people through the years, in Park Forest and beyond, have been scammed by people knocking on their door, claiming to sell items or services.
This is, sadly, something that happens with too much frequency to our older adults. Consider, someone comes to a door while someone is working out back. The homeowner is spotted out back. Someone knocks on the front door, claiming to be from, say, a tree service. The person in the front is trying to sell a service to remove a tree in the homeowner’s yard that, according to the scammer, looks dangerous.
While the homeowner is engaging the person at the front door, another party, who came along with the scammer, sneaks in the back door and ransacks a few rooms in the home. The scammer at the front door, after all has been completed by his accomplice, excuses himself and drives away, picking up his accomplice down the road a bit.
It’s happened before in Park Forest. It happens elsewhere.
Police Chief Pete Green highlights the permit all door-to-door solicitors must possess when attempting to do business in the Village of Park Forest.
Take a moment to watch the video, and share this article with friends and neighbors, or print a copy for those without computers so they can see what the red permit issued by the Village looks like.
You will likely save someone the heartache of a burglary or home invasion.
It’s that real.
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