Every year, the Santa Monica Police Department responds to numerous calls regarding door-to-door solicitors. There are many legitimate organizations that solicit door-to-door, either to sell products and services or to promote a religious, political or charitable cause. However, there are also a growing number of individuals who illegally solicit with the purpose of committing fraud.
So when someone knocks at your door, ask the person to produce the required license before he/she begins a sales pitch. Be aware that your average con-artist will have a thousand reasons for why he/she has no license, but there is no legal reason to be without one. And don’t forget, if an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is!
Municipal Code on Solicitation
Signs of Fraudulence
Current Solicitation Scams