Door to Door Scams Sweep Through the Area
ALACHUA COUNTY-Three arrests have been made this month already in Gainesville relating to door to door salesman violating solicitation laws.
Calls have been pouring in 911 from residents claiming door to door salesman are offering them security services they don't need.
Local business owners and law enforcement say these upgraded security systems may cost you more in the long run.
Despite recent arrests Gainesville Police say that selling door to door isn't illegal.
Lieutenant with the Gainesville Police Department, Will Halvosa says "You're certainly allowed to solicit and peddle items door to door unless the neighborhoods have a no soliciting sign or your residence has a no soliciting sign...there's also certain time frames that they can solicit."
City Ordinances prohibit solicitors from operating in residential areas after 7 pm and before 9 am.
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