AL state board looking to crack down on pushy door-to-door sales - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

AL state board looking to crack down on pushy door-to-door salesmen

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The Alabama state board that regulates security companies is sending out a warning to residents regarding door-to-door salesmen. Several citizens have voiced their concerns about pushy sales tactics and now state officials are stepping in.

The Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure oversees security companies and locksmiths in the state. It says it has a code of ethics and will take disciplinary action against any company that violates that code.

The Board wants to hear from concerned residents who've encountered aggressive behavior at the front door.  To start that process, call 866-302-3725.

WSFA 12 News spoke with one Auburn resident who was so concerned about the encounter she had with a pushy salesman that she dialed police. Leigh Peak said she felt violated by the man and was shaken by how the encounter unfolded.

Peak recalled that the man, "knocked very loudly and hardly on the door..." When she answered, it was a salesman hoping she would buy his security system.

"He said, "Do you have a glass back door like your other neighbors?"" And then, he went too far, according to the homeowner. "He said, "I want to see your back door, and he stepped forward and pushed on me..."", Peak said. "I slammed the door in his face, double locked the door and called the police."

Peak said the man was wearing an orange shirt with a laminated badge on a lanyard around his neck. "He had no business touching me or wanting to come into my home uninvited," she said.

Peak didn't buy what the salesman was selling and says her neighbors turned him away, too. "If this is the way they're trained to sell their services, this is not the way to go about it..."

The security board says it's receiving complaints about a number of security companies, and has even fined some of them already. The Board says it's putting them on notice that they could lose their license to operate in Alabama.

Copyright 2013 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • LeBron's 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

    LeBron's 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:14 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:14:46 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:18:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James soars to dunk in front of Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) and forward Marcus Morris (13) during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, ...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James soars to dunk in front of Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) and forward Marcus Morris (13) during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, ...
    LeBron James scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists to earn an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the...More >>
    LeBron James scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists to earn an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.More >>
  • More than $55K raised for teacher who stopped shooter

    More than $55K raised for teacher who stopped shooter

    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-05-27 19:24:15 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:18:15 GMT
    (Southern Illinois University via AP). RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT NAME TO JASON SEAMAN - In this undated photo, provided by Southern Illinois University, Jason Seaman, a defensive end for the SIU football team, poses for a photo in Carbondale, Ill. Seam...(Southern Illinois University via AP). RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT NAME TO JASON SEAMAN - In this undated photo, provided by Southern Illinois University, Jason Seaman, a defensive end for the SIU football team, poses for a photo in Carbondale, Ill. Seam...
    Online fundraiser has already surpassed $55,000 goal for Indiana teacher shot while tackling armed student.More >>
    Online fundraiser has already surpassed $55,000 goal for Indiana teacher shot while tackling armed student.More >>
  • More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

    More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-05-26 13:33:35 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:17 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:17:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through the courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through the courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the...

    A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and that'll continue, no matter what the Supreme Court decides in the case of a baker who wouldn't create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

    More >>

    A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and that'll continue, no matter what the Supreme Court decides in the case of a baker who wouldn't create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly