Chief: Security sellers 'legitimate,' but citizens have right to refuse | Business
If someone comes to your door, trying to sell you a home security system, the Paragould Police Department says they are legitimate.
The PPD also says you have the right to refuse.
Chief Todd Stovall said in a news release that his department was notified on Wednesday of a Vivant Security going door-to-door trying to sell security systems.
“Our department has checked into the company and have found them to be a legitimate business operating with a state license,” Stovall said.
He said the city clerk has given the sales people a business card to verify that they have been in contact with the clerk’s office.
Stovall says his department is aware of some of the “high pressure sales tactics” that Vivant has used in other area towns.
“If you encounter any of these individuals and feel that they will not take ‘No’ for answer, do not hesitate to call us,” Stovall said.
The chief added residents “have every right to say no to a sales pitch and not be pressured into making a decision in order to get them to leave.”
The Arkansas Home Solicitation Sales Act provides consumers with 3 days to cancel a sale made in the home or a location that is not the seller’s permanent place of business. Consumers may cancel for any reason or no reason at all.
For more information, visit the Arkansas Attorney General’s website.
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