Officials Offer Residents Tips Regarding Door-to-Door Salespersons
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The city of Grand Junction is getting multiple complaints about door-to-door salespersons, prompting local officials to offer some tips to citizens.
The complaints range from salespersons being very aggressive, to trying to get into a home, to asking too much personal information.
Officials say that while selling items door-to-door is not illegal, residents need to be watchful for inappropriate, or potentially illegal behavior.
In Grand Junction, salespersons must have a sales tax license to sell tangible property door-to-door, but solicitations for donations, or the sales of services, do not require a sales tax license.
Vendor licenses will show the city of Grand Junction emblem and have the businesses name, along with a four or five-digit account number.
To verify if a company has a license, contact the Grand Junction Revenue Division at 244-1536.
Officials also advise residents not to let strangers into their homes, and to not give money to people unless they are absolutely sure who they are, and what they plan to do with it.
If asked to purchase items, ask for ID, and contact information before giving the person any money.