Biloxi Police Warn Of Phony Door-to-Door Salespeople

A warning from Biloxi Police: Beware of door-to-door sales people, who may not be legitimate.

Police say there have been cases where homeowners bought magazine subscriptions, but never received their orders. Officers are also concerned that there are people canvassing neighborhoods, posing as salesmen.

"Yesterday in the Sunkist subdivision, we contacted two individuals that were going door to door selling magazine subscriptions. Come to find out they had criminal records. So, not saying all of them are like this, but we're cautioning everyone, use caution, use common sense, just like always, if someone comes to your house wanting to sell you something, call us and let us check them," said Jackie Rhodes with the Biloxi Police Department.

If you want police to check the background of people who come to your door, just call dispatch at (228) 392-0641.