Woman nearly calls cops on late-night, door-to-door salesmen

Posted at: 11/25/2013 8:10 PM
By: Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4

A woman contacted 4 On Your Side fearing for her safety after four different people, all claiming to work for CenturyLink, showed up at her door four times in the last two months.

She nearly called police fearing they were would-be burglars.

“I’ve never had anybody so aggressive come to my door,” Lori Richardson said.  She lives near Kathryn Avenue and San Mateo Boulevard in southeast Albuquerque.

Richardson said the people wanted her to sign up for CenturyLink service despite her repeated requests for them to stay away.

She also said she doubted who they were since they showed up as late as 9 p.m. on two occasions and were not wearing any obvious CenturyLink clothing.

“It needs to be during working hours when people aren't going to be afraid of somebody coming to their door,” Richardson said.

4 On Your Side confirmed that the salespeople did in fact work for CenturyLink.  A company spokesperson said they’re contracted employees who don’t get paid unless they make a sale.  The spokesperson also said it’s not unusual for them to work up until 9 p.m. as long as they’re wearing a CenturyLink polo shirt and their CenturyLink identification badge.

“It's wrong.  I just think it’s way too aggressive and it's not the way.  If you're looking to get customers, there are other ways to do it,” Richardson said.