Posted 8 months ago
By Scott Carlson
Even though there are a lot of honest hard working door to door sales people there are still some that cross the line. The police department encourages citizens to call law enforcement immediately if the sales person becomes too aggressive, refuses to leave, threatens them or pushes their way into a home. Citizens also have the right to ask to see the Itinerant Sales Permit to make sure that they are legitimate.
Recently, the NPPD has responded to more than one suspicious person complaint regarding at least two women from Estonia soliciting door to door for Global Education Concepts in an attempt to sell kids books.
On July 5th one of them was cited for not possessing an Itinerant Sales Permit, which individuals are required by municipal ordinance to pay for per day during the time period they intend to solicit or sale. These door to door sales representatives have been targeted by recent Facebook posts and concerns by the public throughout the Midwest and in North Platte for possibly being involved in a “sex trafficking ring” of young girls. The NPPD has no information at this time that would lead them to believe this is true.
If citizens don’t feel comfortable about a door to door sales person they should remember that they don’t have to do business with them.
The NPPD is asking that citizens work together to report problems that may arise in order to help make North Platte a safer place to live and work.