There has been a Facebook post disseminated through social media that says people are going door-to-door selling children’s books in an attempt to get information on children in the neighborhood for the purpose of engaging the children in illegal activity. The post says they ask to enter your home because it’s hot and become very pushy.
Mesa has not seen this type of activity. Gilbert PD has addressed this on their website and they have not seen this type of activity either.
A reminder: Do not let anyone you don’t know into your home. Do not give out any personal information. Anyone soliciting door-to-door in Mesa MUST have a valid permit issued by the City of Mesa and MUST have it with them to show when asked. Asking to see their permit is usually enough to send them away. If they won't leave, call the non-emergency number at 480-644-2211, option 2, and report them, whether they have a permit or not.
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