City code requires for-profit solicitors to get a solicitation license from the city. Each solicitor must carry a copy of the license, and they must be able to show it upon request. Examples of licenses issued in the past include sale of cleaning products, magazines, encyclopedias, aerial photos, and services such as dry cleaning, home maintenance and investment services. Ask to see a copy of the license . If they are unable to provide it, call the police at 9-1-1. If you do not want solicitors to come to your door, place a 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” card on or next to your front door reading “No Solicitors” in 1/2” letters.
Children selling items to raise funds for schools, scouts, and organized youth groups; persons involved in a community event; religious and political organizations; or solicitors doing business by a scheduled appointment are exempt.
Don't Fall Victim to FEMA Scam
Hennepin County is expected to soon receive a Federal Disaster Declaration. The declaration is for public assistance which includes government entities, and certain non-profit organizations. There has not been a federal individual assistance declaration at this time. No one from FEMA should be going to individual households in the area. Unfortunately, at disasters there are sometimes instances where individuals posing as FEMA employees have gone door to door telling individuals that they can get them assistance if the citizen gives them their Social Security number and bank information. If this happens to you, please call 9-1-1 to report it as soon as possible.
Do Not Call: Consumer Information
The Do Not Call Law was implemented in response to consumers' concerns regarding unwanted telemarketing calls. The National Do Not Call Registry, under the joint jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission was implemented to assist consumers. The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. To learn more about who may or may not call, review these Frequently Asked Questions. You can file a complaint if you receive unwanted calls from telemarketers to which the Do Not Call Registry applies.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can add you to the National Do Not Call Registry online, or you can call 1-888-382-1222 to register. It is free to register your home or mobile phone.