Hunting Valley residents should be aware that solicitors have been canvassing the Village attempting to sell magazine subscriptions. In addition to the product and sales people being of dubious quality and reputation, the Village has an ordinance that requires all solicitors to register with the police department … these folks have not done that. Also, most of you have signed paperwork on file with the Village that you do not want to be solicited at your home.
Two individuals have been arrested and charged in the past few weeks with trespassing and soliciting without a permit. There are strong indications that people who order magazines from these solicitors never see their subscriptions. There are many complaints in numerous states about their sales practices.
Our advice is to not engage any solicitor in conversation, certainly do not open your door to them, and call the police immediately. Let us determine their legitimacy and intentions.