Charleston Police Issue Consumer Advisory about
Coast to Coast Auto Glass Soliciting Door-to-Door; Advise Reps Do
Not Have Required "Peddlers Permits"
June 29, 2010
Police officers in Charleston, S.C., say they have recently been
receiving complaints about Coast to Coast Auto Glass soliciting
door-to-door in the area, according to Sgt. Trevor Shelor.
In Charleston, those soliciting door-to-door are required to have
City of Charleston Peddlers Permits, and these have
not been issued to Coast to Coast, Shelor says.
Officially, I can advise that these solicitors do not have
the required City of Charleston Peddlers Permitsa system put
in place for consumer protection including a criminal background
checkrequired of any persons wishing to sell door-to-door,
In a warning issued to local neighborhood presidents, complex manager
and crime watch block captains, Shelor advised, A simple Google
search reveals numerous articles warning consumers about this company.
Shelor told glassBYTEs.com/AGRR magazine that he issued
two warning tickets to Coast to Coast representatives last week.
I personally wrote two warning tickets last week, unknown
how many dispatched calls, he says. [Im] not sure
how other officers handled calls. I did get e-mail questions from
several neighborhoods. It is my job to make residents suspicious
of this type activity, as well as phone and other solicitations.
Coast to Coast spokesperson Jigna Patel declined to comment.
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