They might be legit, they might not. Two of your West Seattle neighbors wanted to share door-to-door alerts from encounters last night, just in case:
First – Dennis sent a note last night saying that neighbors of his reported that “a couple people knocked on their back door, on the alley side of the house, and asked if they wanted some free meat? And an argument ensued… they eventually left without any further issues.” (He didn’t mention which neighborhood, so we’ve sent a followup question.)
And received this morning from Lynne:
This may be too late to be helpful but last night around 7:00 pm a young man was going door to door on 44th Ave SW near Charlestown. I responded but did not open the door. He asked if we got “the paper” and said he was “checking the paper routes”. He had no visible ID nor did I ask. He was about 5′ 8″, white, close cut blond hair, green-ish eyes. He was wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans and blue and white skate style athletic shoes. I watched him knock on the neighbor’s door but they did not answer. He did not seem to have any “equipment” to be performing a survey such as a pen, clipboard or visible hand held device nor did he take notes of any kind after visiting either home. We are renting this home short term right now while our kitchen is being renovated so this may be perfectly normal activity but new to us. I thought it may be worthwhile to mention.
Reminder – commercial solicitors are supposed to have ID to show. (For charity soliciting, it’s not required.)