NP Police Tell Residents to Report Shady Door-to-Door Salespeople

Posted 1 year ago

By Scott Carlson

north_platte_patchAs the weather continues to be warm the North Platte Police Department (NPPD) often sees an increase in Itinerant Sales Permits throughout the city for door to door sales people.

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.


  • scared mom

    They were in our neighborhood yesterday around 11am (by Washington school)

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  • http://www.southwestern.com/ Nancy

    I was born and raised in North Platte and am an alumni of this company. Please do not bash or spread rumors about these young adults as they are working very hard this summer to pay their own way through college. It is a legit company based out of Nashville, TN that DOES NOT take advantage of their students or their customers. It is also NOT a sex trafficking ring. These students are selling some really amazing educational books to help kids and their families through school. Please do your research before believing everything you read on social media! Even if you don’t end up buying anything from them, at least offer them a cold drink, a snack, or use of the restroom. You’ll really brighten their day:)

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    • AgainstStupidPpl

      Oh thank GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD…… someone in North Platte Nebraska has a brain. I am so tired of the rumors these people spread in this town. I came here almost 8 years ago and people here have made up the stupidest things about me and others…. Thank God you have a brain! Siret and her friend are very nice! Back off to all you jerks out their who make listen to gossip… make up your own mind about them. Quit listening to sisters brothers cousins friend……

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  • christina

    If they are good people they should have a permit. The rumors are scary and should be investigated but if they are not true then it should be released. But still they need their permit so the public knows they are legitimate and not some creepers.

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    • http://www.southwestern.com/ Nancy

      You are absolutely correct that they should have their permit. I don’t know how long it takes to obtain one in North Platte, but many places that I traveled to during my college days had long waiting periods. Because we only worked during the summer months, often times we would not receive our permit until after we had finished working in a certain town. They do have their dealers license from The Southwestern Company. So if you are suspicious, you can ask them for that and verify that they are who they say they are on the company’s website.

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  • Ellen

    I think someone wanted to stir up some drama so they made this up and spread it all over facebook. Now being a door to door salesman will be even more difficult than before.

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    • AgainstStupidPpl

      Agree completely!!!

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      • christina

        Me too!

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  • alwayshere

    Nothing wrong with a door to door salesman as long as they have the valid permit. Simple.

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  • momto4

    and, if you dont wanna deal with them dont answer your door.

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