Now more than ever, measures are in place to ensure the salesperson at your door is there making an honest living, doing business legally and ethically. Don't be afraid to do business with someone who knocks on your door just because of a stigma, internet rumors, or isolated incidents being portrayed as common occurrence. There are some simple and easy ways to tell the difference between the many professionals doing direct sales versus those rare scammers.
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DSA Member Search: http://goo.gl/eyKbDO
Better Business Bureau: http://BBB.org
FTC Cancellation Rules: http://goo.gl/J0kXDj
National Consumers League: http://www.nclnet.org