Please heed these crime prevention tips to help protect you, your family, and your property:
-Do not allow or invite solicitors into your home. They can conduct business on your doorstep and they do not need to assess your belongings.
-Ask to see a City issued license to sell – it must be on their person and in plain view. They must be honest about who they are and what they are trying to sell.
-Ask for written information about the company. Let them know that you will be doing research on that company before purchasing any of their products.
-Be cautious about giving out any personal or financial information without being certain of the product and the seller’s intentions.
-Report aggressive or suspicious solicitors to law enforcement immediately by calling Police Dispatch at 911 (aggressive or threatening) or Dispatch Non-Emergency at 377-6790 (suspicious). Provide a description of the solicitor and what direction they were headed.
Alert other neighbors in the immediate area. If you have a Neighborhood Watch, immediately contact your NW Chairperson who can notify the other residents of this activity.
Sample Solicitor’s License
Attached is a copy of the Boise City License to Sell (Solicitor’s License) so you know what it looks like when a solicitor comes to your door.