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The Springfield Police Department is denying claims of a partnership with a security alarm company who's been going door to door in recent days. KSMU's Brett Moser reports.
A number of citizens recently reported that representatives from a security alarm company were going door to door selling home security systems.
While there's no law against that, many of the reports allege the representatives claim to be contracted with the police department or the city of Springfield.
The growing number of reports led the police to issue a statement saying that they neither endorse nor contract with any alarm companies in order to sell a product.
Spokesperson for the Springfield police department, Grant Story, explains the nature of the reports.
The alarm company in question is APX Alarm. Jared Dyer, a salesperson for the company, says many of the issues are due to miscommunication with local residents.
Dyer says those who used language to make residents think otherwise have been reprimanded or put on probation.
APX Alarm is handing out paperwork that asks for a social security number. Dyer says this is needed to confirm the customer's credit history.
But Grant Story of the police department says it's unusual for someone to need your social security number and reminds residents to be weary of sharing personal information.
For KSMU News, I'm Brett Moser.