GALLATIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – There are men who look professional, say all the right things, and promise to protect you in Gallatin.
They are going door-to-door offering alarm systems, but police believe these salesmen may be trying to trick homeowners.
Gallatin investigators say they’ve gotten two reports so far. The descriptions of the people and incidents are similar.
The men said they’re with Security Solutions, Inc. They were wearing blue Polo shirts and had information booklets. If you encounter them, you’re urged to call 911.
The men didn’t have any I.D. or business cards, but one of them left a phone number with one of his would-be “clients.”
Gallatin police called the number and tried to get the salesmen to meet them for an interview.
“We tried to meet the guys at Thornton’s, but they never showed up,” said Officer Bill Storment. “What we do know is that these two people we have reports on did not have permits to go door-to-door.”
The City of Gallatin requires solicitors fill out an application and obtain a permit. Since these guys didn’t have permits, police are urging homeowners to stay away.
Marsha James says she was almost duped.
“The way the gentleman portrayed himself to me I would have gone ahead and bought the system,” she told News 2. “Because he was so professional with that he was doing.”
Gallatin police aren’t sure what the alleged scam is but hypothesize the guys are trying to get routing numbers from personal checks or their goal is to slowly take money out of someone’s account.