(Michigan City, IN) - Michigan City Mayor Duane Parry and the Michigan City Police Department warned residents of a common seasonal door-to-door scam.
According to a press release, door-to-door magazine peddlers may be out to rip off residents.
They are mostly high school and college-age kids who are taught to make several phony claims, such as raising money for school or charity or earning points toward a school trip. Some even claim they get matching grants for money they collect to attend college and better themselves.
Police recommend to immediately refuse such a sales pitch and demand to see their Peddler’s License. In Michigan City, you must apply for a Peddler’s License and be approved by the Board of Works to go door-to-door and sell any product.
No license means to close the door and notify the police.