Complaints about "extremely aggressive" young salespeople from T & B Sales, a Georgia company, have been pouring in to Longview police this week.
No laws have been broken, but citizens say they're concerned because the salespeople don't take no for an answer.
One Longview woman told police that a salesman greeted her with "Hey beautiful" when she answered the door Wednesday, then tried to walk right in. She slammed the door.
The man left in a white van before police arrived, but patrol officers have spoken with some of the other salespeople. Details were unavailable.
"Their sales approach is extremely aggressive," said Barry J. Morrill of Longview, who said they've come to his home three times, including twice this week. "They appear to have been coached."
Diane Benefiel of Longview said a young woman came to her door Tuesday and again on Wednesday.
"The second day she wore a blue wig, but I still recognized her," Benefiel said. "I said, ‘You're the one who was here yesterday' and she said, ‘No, I'm not, I'm prettier than her.' "
They were hawking some type of cleaning product, according to Morrill and Benefiel, who didn't buy anything.
"Oh, heavens no," Benefiel said. "It's probably vinegar and water."
According to the T & B Web site, the "Advanage [sic] Wonder Cleaner" is a "nontoxic, biodegradeable, all-purpose concentrated cleaner" made with unspecified ingredients.
The Better Business Bureau has given an "F" rating to the Georgia-based company due to the high number of complaints about sales practices, billing, customer service, products and refunds. Most of the complaints have been resolved, according to the bureau's website.
The company, which is owned and operated by Timothy Burgess, sells general merchandise and magazines and recruits young adults from around the country as traveling salespeople who work on commission.
"Give us an opportunity to teach you how to become that all-American, great-looking, great-talking, great-walking salesperson," reads the pitch on the Web site.
Earlier this month the Milwaukie, Ore., Police Department took a flood of reports about aggressive sales tactics after a team of 30 T&B salespeople arrived in town.
The Daily News made several attempts to call Burgess on Thursday but received a busy signal each time.