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Consumers alerted about high-pressure sales tactics

The Todd County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens - especially the elderly - to be very cautious of door-to-door sales persons trying to intimidate them into buying products through unprofessional persistence and intimidation.

The Todd County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens - especially the elderly - to be very cautious of door-to-door sales persons trying to intimidate them into buying products through unprofessional persistence and intimidation.

The sheriff's office issued a news release last week about a recent incident that occurred in rural Long Prairie.

After attempting to sell a product to an elderly couple, two sales people wouldn't take no for an answer, according to authorities.

The sales people stayed at the residence for more than three hours, trying to make a sale. They became very impolite, intimidating and rude when the elderly couple didn't buy anything, according to authorities.

The Todd County Sheriff's Office asks citizens to call 911 if they feel uncomfortable in a sales situation where the seller won't take no for an answer or is hesitant to leave the residence.

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Citizens should not give sales people any money without first confirming their credentials and the product they are selling.

To contact the Todd County Sheriff's Office, call (320) 732-2157.

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