CATHEDRAL CITY — Door-to-door solicitors are working this community attempting to sell a cleaning system or cleaning product for carpets and floors.  The Cathedral City Police Dept. has received inquiries and tips regarding their attempts.

Police ask the public to remain cautious when dealing with door-to-door solicitors and sales situations.

Cathedral City Police have received reports from residents about sales personnel working in the late evening hours, being “pushy” or “assertive and demanding.”  Some social media posts have added that sales staff will ask to enter a residence to demonstrate their product, but it will be difficult to get them to leave.

Cathedral City Detectives researched the information fliers or doorhangers and have found the company’s info posted to a privately-run website, providing an opinion about sales-products that are possible “scams.”

CCPD Warns of Door-to-Door SolicitorsPolice provided a copy of the brochure that is being distributed.

In researching the business name, police found no listed address and/or phone number attached to the brochure.  Police also researched the website — THEAPEXINTERNATIONALGROUP.COM — and discovered that it does not seem to exist.  The business license number is also nonexistent.

It is important to note CCPD has not received any reports of assaults, burglaries or thefts by the above-mentioned salespeople.

Again, it is important to note the Cathedral City Police Department is not providing an opinion about the product.

“We are however, providing an opinion about residential safety, situational awareness and applying caution when answering your residential door – especially when allowing unidentified people into your home, ” Commander Paul Herrera said in a news release.

CCPD recommends that you verify who you are talking to before answering the door.  Police caution against allowing unknown or unidentified people to enter your residence.  They also srecommend being accompanied by a neighbor or a trusted person, as opposed to a solo contact.  Authorities also recommend asking someone to leave if you feel unsafe and maintain a phone line for contact with the police if necessary.

Please contact CCPD if necessary, at 760-770-0300 or by clicking here.


Image Sources

  • Cleaning foam: CCPD
  • Scam Alert: Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay