The next time you see a “missed delivery” notice hanging on your front door, you may want to give it a closer look.
Those notices are showing up on doors in West Hartford, perplexing people who haven’t ordered anything, like Carol Brennan.
She came home to find a “failed delivery” notice on her front door.
"It says ‘final notice, must call this number,’ and it looked really official ... And I was thinking, I'm not waiting for a delivery, I didn't get any other notices,” Brennan said.
That’s when she knew it was a trick.
On the bottom of the slip, it says “for advertising purposes only.”
"But, where it says it it's on a brown border, in tiny black print. It's almost impossible to see, even if you're staring at it,” Brennan said.
West Hartford police have received a handful of phone calls about this ploy.
Police say some people even called the number listed on the package slip, and they quickly realized it was for a solar company.
The company is called Solar Distribution.
When Eyewitness News called the company, they said the slips are simply marketing tools to promote the business.
"This is not a good thing,” Brennan said.
These slips have popped up in Meriden, Wethersfield and Newington.
West Hartford police say they always advise the public to never do business with a company that seeks you out. You have to be the one to seek out a reputable, professional company.
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