DOOR TO DOOR SALES SCAMS

The Omaha Police Department has received complaints regarding people going door to door claiming to be selling books for the University of Nebraska Omaha. We have contacted UNO and they do not have their students going door to door selling books. The complaints have ranged from assertive behavior to requests for cash, checks and keys to a car.

If someone comes to your door to sell you something, and they seem suspicious, please contact 911 so that we can investigate further. Remember, within the city limits of Omaha, peddlers can only sell door to door between 8AM -6PM, and they must have a photo id and a peddlers permit. The only exemption is for “Not For Profit” organizations. For more information on the peddlers’ ordinance you can go to this site: http://www.cityofomaha.org/planning/permits/images/stories/bldg_development/Peddler%20Permit%20Municode.pdf

If you are not a member of a Neighborhood Watch Group, please consider starting a Neighborhood Watch by contacting your Crime Prevention Specialist listed below.

NW Precinct – Bridget Fitzpatrick bfitzpatrick@ci.omaha.ne.us 402-444-6478
NE Precinct – Theola Cooper tcooper@ci.omaha.ne.us 402-444-3367
SE Precinct – Ofelia Robles orobles@ci.omaha.ne.us 402-444-7743
SW Precinct – Pam Ehrhart pehrhart@ci.omaha.ne.us 402-444-7928

Please visit our webpage at http://www.opd.ci.omaha.ne.us and our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/OmahaPoliceDepartment

KNOW ABOUT A CRIME?
Text, Click or Call Crime Stoppers!
text OPD to 274637 (CRIMES)
www.OmahaCrimeStoppers.net
402-444-STOP (7867)
You could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000 and we will never ask you for your name your name.

 

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