Insulation salesmen prompt Crime Check calls - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Insulation salesmen prompt Crime Check calls


















(In some cases the men, actually from Rock Mountain Insulation in
Idaho, have implied they are Avista Utilities employees)


Sgt. Dave Reagan | Spokane County Sheriff's Office

SPOKANE, Wash. - Crime Check operators have received numerous complaints recently about suspicious men going door-to-door and either representing themselves as Avista Utilities employees or behaving in a manner contrary to what you might expect from a bona fide sales representative.

Residents in Spokane Valley have reported men coming to their doors and asking to come inside to check the home's insulation. The men carry no identification and have implied in some cases that they are Avista Utilities employees. Their demeanor has prompted some to call police. 

Avista says they have no one going door-to-door.

In fact, the men are salesmen for Rocky Mountain Insulation of Pocatello, Idaho. The insulation services they sell "may" qualify homeowners for an Avista or federal tax rebate.

Law enforcement professionals encourage all residents to know who they are allowing inside their homes, and asking for company identification is a good start. 

Prior to allowing any sales person inside your home, conceal purses, wallets, checkbooks and other easy-to-steal items of value. 

Escort the person through your home and watch for suspicious activity.

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