As Wisconsin's no call list has made it increasingly difficult for companies to solicit people by phone, door to door sales have seen resurgence. Glen Lloyd of the WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says consumers should be careful of the contracts these companies have. He says the contracts may be four or five pages with "fine print." He gives one example of an alarm company whose contract allowed them to raise prices to their customers each month without warning.
Lloyd says after signing a contract, the sales rep is legally required to give you a notice of a three day right to cancel. This three day window begins only after the company gives you the right to cancel notice, 2 copies. For information about hiring contractors, DATCP can reached at 1-800-422-7128.
Door to door sales may offer everything from meat, alarm systems, lawn services or investments.