LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following recent complaints from Livingston residents that some individuals with permits for door-to-door sales have misrepresented themselves as township employees, the township has provided information regarding these individuals.
According to the township, some businesses apply for and receive a license to sell products or services by going door-to-door within the township. Recently, the Livingston Police Department has become aware of an issue with some of these individuals wrongly identifying themselves as township employees, and in some cases becoming aggressive with residents.
The township released a statement this week confirming that township employees do not go door to door or ask residents to buy any goods or services. In the event that township employees do approach residential homes, they will always show an official badge, identify themselves properly and will state their specific reason for contacting residents at their home.
The Livingston Police Department is currently working to help support residents, who are never required to open a door or listen to any solicitor, the township said in its statement. Residents who are concerned about individuals showing up at their doors and soliciting at their homes are reminded that they do not have to open the door or go outside.
Anyone who feels uncomfortable or threatened by any statements made by a door-to-door salesperson is urged to contact the police department at (973) 992-3000.