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Police investigate door-to-door solicitation


EASTERN PASSAGE, N.S. – Police are investigating reports of two suspicious individuals soliciting door to door on behalf of a local charity, in Eastern Passage.

A description of the suspicious pair was provided as a white male, approximately 5-ft. 7-in. with dark hair and a female with brown hair and brown eyes.

Citizens are advised to ask to see the credentials of any door-to-door sales personnel before committing to make a donation, purchase or enter into a contract of some kind.

In Nova Scotia, individuals selling goods and services are required to carry an ID card that identifies the licenced company they represent. Police advise everyone to exercise caution when dealing with any kind of solicitation and always verify identification.

Anyone with concerns or questions about this type of activity should contact Service Nova Scotia’s Consumer protection staff at 902-424-5200 or 1-800-670-4357. Suspicious activity can also be reported to Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020; qquote File# 19-55018. To remain anonymous, contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637). Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

The investigation continues.

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