With nicer weather we tend to see an increase in solicitor activity, and this year is no different. Solicitors who received their licenses from the City of Boise before the COVID-19 closure may be going door-to-door in Boise. Solicitors with a solicitor’s license are legal as long as they obey the law, and are transparent about who they represent and what they are selling.
Boise Police want to remind residents to be cautious of suspicious or aggressive door-to-door solicitors. In some cases, offenders pose as solicitors or delivery people, knocking on doors to determine if anyone is home. If no one answers, the criminal could then move to the back of the home (out of sight from the street), and locate an unlocked window or force their way in. If someone answers the door, they may pose as a legitimate company or act as if they have the wrong address.