Door to door solicitors. Folks, here is a little information on some people that may come calling at your door. These individuals are normally harmless. However, they tend to be a little aggressive at times which is whats known as "High Pressure Selling". Many times they will knock and if you don't answer they will check the door to see if it's open so they can announce their presence. That is not acceptable just so you know. But that is part of their "High Pressure Selling". They are usually always polite but will not take no for an answer so easily.
The first thing you should know is you have the right to ask them to leave your property without any kind of argument. If you do get an argument or they appear not to comply with your request to leave then they are trespassing. Please shut the door and lock it, then call the police. Be ready to give descriptive information on the individuals and any type of vehicle description you can give.
You should also know that in order to do business in the city of Richland you must have a license permit to do so. Failing to do so can result in being cited and if found guilty fined for the offense.
Now, with all that being said, there are some that are not just there to sell you something. As you might have guessed, it's to engage in some type of criminal activity like stealing your property. My suggestion is be very sure before you let anyone into your home you don't know. And please, don't hesitate to call us, as we can at the very least find out who they are and if they are part of a legitimate company. Be safe out there and vigilant. -402