Today two people wearing semiofficial uniforms and carrying clipboards knocked on my door claiming to be from AT&T. They said they were trying to confirm who lives here, etc., and wanting to make me aware that they were "working on the lines" and thus certain AT&T services were available to me. Oh really?
No AT&T trucks were seen and no AT&T work was being done in my neighborhood. I asked to see their IDs. One of them said he didn't have it and the other had a picture ID without an AT&T logo around her neck. I asked if they had business cards; they said no. I ran them off.
These people must be be third-party subcontractors trying to get unsuspecting homeowners to sign up for AT&T services, which you can easily get by calling AT&T or just going online. Don't give anyone who comes to your door any personal information such as your Social Security number. Don't even confirm any information they say they already may have on you. You never know what they may do with such information.
If they pressure you, close the door and call the police. I wonder if these solicitors have permits to work in Pacifica or if they are in violation by not having proper IDs and claiming to be from AT&T?
(Posted by John Maybury, Pacifica Riptide, Pacifica, California)