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January 11, 2014

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Companies should apply to the city and register, pay a fee -- before sending employees out to solicit Pacifica residents.

San Mateo County Sheriff Dept. issued a burglary alert via email to San Mateo County residents on Jan. 8. It includes the following: "If someone knocks on your door answer it – Daytime burglars like to knock on your front door and wait for an answer. If you answer the door, they provide an excuse that usually sounds suspicious.(call Sheriff’s Office) If you do not answer the door, they will make their way around the rear of your house and enter through a door or a window. Many times they just kick the rear door in, or smash the sliding glass door."
To read the entire Burglary alert, go to:
https://www.smcalert.info/latest.php

Alan Wald is correct, and I think there was a notice about this from the police a while back. AT&T is not doing door-to-door soliciting. Those are burglars casing your house to see if anybody is home.

I've noticed door-to-door consultants many times in the past 12-18 months, and I receive AT&T phone solicitations monthly to increase my services.

My impression has been that the door-to-door consultants are authorized subcontractors trying to secure additional customers or to entice current AT&T customers to additional services.

Times are hard, and residents must be cautious. I imagine door-to-door solicitors are met with suspicion most of the time.

I saw one in Rockaway yesterday and another guy walking up Linda Mar Boulevard. Maybe they were sales people trying to get you to sign up with AT&T and dump Comcast or the dish?

Linty, please rest assured that these two people were not trying to get you to sign up for AT&T services. They merely wanted to learn whether anyone was home before attempting to break in.

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