Homeowners Beware of Door-to-Door Scams 

Maine business regulation officials are warning homeowners to be wary of door-to-door sales activities. The warning from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation follows reports to police departments by residents in several southern Maine communities of door-to-door salespersons being too aggressive and arriving late in the evening. Commissioner Anne Head says that while many legitimate companies exist, home repair and door-to-door selling scams continue to occur. Consumers are advised to check the license status of any door-to-door seller of products or services, and to report concerns or possible violations of law to police. Door-to-door sellers are typically required to be licensed through the state. (AP)