Door-to-door salesmen legitimate, FCSO says

The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office said it has received multiple reports of door-to-door salesmen, but has also found the company represented by the salesmen to be legitimate.

 

The sheriff’s office said in a Monday release that residents are concerned the salesmen are trafficking children, but no evidence to back the claim was found.

The sheriff’s office said it has checked the credentials of the individuals, which returned to Southwestern Advantage, a Nashville, Tenn. company. The company is also registered with the Better Business Bureau, and was confirmed to FCSO deputies by Nashville police.

According to the company’s website, Southwestern Advantage allows college students to sell the company’s educational books to help finance college expenses.

Sheriff Andy Shock met with one of the salesmen Monday morning and voiced concerns of county residents.

The sheriff’s office warns residents to always use caution when dealing with people coming to their door, and advises residents to call (501) 450-4914 if any suspicious activity is noticed.

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