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Unauthorized electric solicitors in area

Van Wert independent

The Van Wert County area is again seeing unauthorized door-to-door soliciting in connection with electrical programs.

Van Wert Mayor Don Farmer said Thursday that some of those soliciting have been charged with soliciting without a permit, noting that a city permit is needed to perform door-to-door solicitations in the city.

The mayor stressed that city residents not show the solicitors their electric bill, since someone could take information off the bill — especially their name, address and 17-digit identification number — and then change their energy provider without their permission. Residents should also ask anyone soliciting to produce their permit allowing them to go door-to-door in the city.

Anyone being accosted by unauthorized solicitation should call the Van Wert Police Department at 419.238.2462.

POSTED: 11/30/12 at 6:38 am. FILED UNDER: News