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Police: concern over door-to-door salespeople unjustified

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Several people in the Michiana area have been noticing salespeople going door-to-door trying to sell children's books. Rumors have been circulating on social media that these salespeople are trying to abduct children.  The Bristol Police Department issued a statement to help ease parents' minds.

They say no warnings have been issued regarding door-to-door salespeople.  Police have looked into the situation and discovered that the sellers in their area work for a reputable company called Southwestern Advantage. This company has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 1961.

South Bend Police also issued a statement debunking the hoax.  They even included a link to a Snopes article on the myth.

If you are uncertain if a salesperson at your door is legitimate, ask for their solicitor's license.  The license is issued through the Town Clerk or the Marshall and they are required to carry it. If they cannot provide that information for you, please contact your local police department.

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