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      Possible illegitimate door-to-door sales in Hannibal

      Here's a KHQA Safe Family crime alert from the Hannibal Police Department.

      The Hannibal Police Department would like to inform the community of possible illegitimate door-to-door sales in the Hannibal area.

      Throughout the year and especially closer to the holiday season, the city of Hannibal is subject to salesmen going door-to-door. Most are legitimate, but some are less than credible.

      Before dealing with any of these salesmen, be sure to check with the Clerkâ??s Office , to insure they have a valid Itinerant license, which is approved by the Chief of Police and City Hall. The phone number is 573-221-0111.

      Unfortunately, an Itinerant license is still not a seal of approval.

      The Police Department can only conduct a basic criminal check for active warrants and previous cases in our system.

      As always, when dealing with any solicitors, either door-to-door or over the telephone, do not allow any one in your house or give out any personal information.