SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — Police received a report of a man impersonating a Sparklight salesperson Monday, but Sparklight doesn’t have any door-to-door sales representatives.
Officials with the Sioux City Police Department said a man came to the door of a residence in the 4500 block of Garfield Street, claiming to be a Sparklight representative.
The resident contacted Sparklight, who informed them that they do not conduct door-to-door sales.
Sparklight posted to their Facebook page Friday and said their technicians will always wear a Sparklight uniform with a badge and drive a Sparklight vehicle. Sparklight Contractor partners also carry a Sparklight badge.
In Sioux City, it is required by law that persons conducting door-to-door sales must obtain a permit and carry a copy of that permit with them when conducting sales, according to officials.
This law excludes non-profits (such as Girl Scouts) and charitable organizations and may be different in other cities and states.
View the Sioux City Code here.
If anyone is approached by a door-to-door salesperson, ask to see a permit, or contact local police.
Police advise caution when providing personal information to any unsolicited offers.