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Bismarck Police have received three calls from residents over the past couple days as well as a call from Midcontinent Communications reporting suspicious individuals impersonating sales representatives. The suspects are telling residents they work for HD Services or HD Incorporated and need to come into the house to check Midcontinent equipment. Residents reported that if left alone, they have found the individuals in different rooms of the house.
A spokesperson for Midcontinent said these individuals are not affiliated with Midcontinent. Midco has one sales representative for this area and her photo can be found on their website. They also state that their representative will always be wearing company credentials with identification and a door to door sales permit.
Residents also report that when the fraudulent individuals are asked for identification, they get angry and walk away. As a reminder, if you are unsure if a solicitor is legitimate, ask for identification verifying that they are employed by the company they claim to work for. If they don’t have any I.D., don’t give them any money and tell them to leave. Permit holders must wear and clearly display the Bismarck Door to Door Permit on their person when conducting sales.
The individuals were described as males but no clothing or vehicle description has been given. If you have contact with anyone claiming to work for this company, please contact Bismarck Police or your local law enforcement.
For more information on crime prevention tips and common scams, please visit our website at: http://www.bismarcknd.gov/396/Crime-Prevention-Community-Services