A group that has been active in spots around the country supposedly soliciting donations for care packages for our troops has caught the eye of the Better Business Bureau. Patriot Packaging Sales has been sending solicitors door-to-door recently in the region. If you are contacted by one of these solicitors, the Better Business Bureau wants you to know what you are dealing with.
On its website, Patriot Packaging Sales is described as a for profit company “dedicated to providing support to our nation’s deployed soldiers.” But BBB investigator Bill Smith tells The Big Z they have been unable to determine how much - if any - of the money is going for direct aid to service personnel.
Click here for Smith's comments
Smith says understand that you are under no obligation to speak to door-to-door solicitors. If you don’t want to speak with them, ask them to leave. If they do not, contact law enforcement in your area. If you do agree to speak with a solicitor, ask for identification and write down his or her name, business affiliation, phone number and address in case you need the information later. And, be careful about inviting any strangers into your home.