Community, please be on alert:
I have seen a young man twice this week in the
Heartland/Heartland Circle neighborhood. He is approaching stay-at-home moms on the premise of selling
educational book sets for kids.
blond hair, light build, thick accent and rides a bike. When he came to our house, I
told him I never buy anything from my front door and I encouraged him to
leave info and his name, but he wouldn't. He presented me with his
sales permit from the city and mentioned other moms and kids, by name,
that he met prior to coming to my door. He was EXTREMELY persistent. I
had to be very firm to get him to leave.
I believe this company to be the same one that worked
this area about 5 years ago, with questionable sales tactics
(specifically, asking the names and ages of children in the house,
schedules, husband's work hours...) and leaving many of my neighbors
uneasy about the info they were gathering. It was suspected that they
were casing and gathering info about families, specifically with
children. Back then, we were encouraged to call the police if/when we
see these salesmen.
This was just posted on our neighborhood site, alerting neighbors. I thought I'd share it here, in hopes of alerting the community to use best discertion if you find this young man at your doorstep this week.