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NCJ Number: 68768 Find in a Library
Title: FOOT IN THE DOOR
Corporate Author: Filmfair Communications
United States of America
Project Director: B NORMAN
Date Published: 1972
Sponsoring Agency: Filmfair Communications
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Filmfair Communications
10621 Magnolia Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TIPS ON PREVENTING SOME SALES PRESSURE TACTICS AND ON PREVENTING VICTIMIZATION BY FRAUDULENT DOOR-TO-DOOR SALESMEN ARE OFFERED IN THIS FILM ON CONSUMER FRAUD.
Abstract: THE FILM BEGINS WITH A CALL TO THE POLICE BY AN ALERT RESIDENT OF A LOW-INCOME HOUSING PROJECT WHO WAS VICTIMIZED BY A SIMILAR INSTALLMENT TELEVISION BUYING OFFER A YEAR EARLIER. AN OFFICER FROM THE PASADENA, CALIF., POLICE DEPARTMENT SUGGESTS WAYS TO PREVENT CONSUMER FRAUD INCLUDING ASKING SALESPEOPLE FOR PROPER CREDENTIALS, AVOIDING BAIT-AND-SWITCH TECHNIQUES IN WHICH THE CONSUMER IS SWITCHED TO A MORE EXPENSIVE ITEM, AND AVOIDING PRESSURES TO BUY THE SAME DAY. THE FILM CLOSES WITH A SALESWOMAN'S DESCRIPTION OF TACTICS SHE USES TO SELL ADDITIONAL BABY PICTURES. THE NARRATOR EMPHASIZES THAT THE MAJORITY OF DOOR-TO-DOOR SALESPEOPLE ARE LEGITIMATE BUT THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO REPORT FRAUDS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR TO THE APPROPRIATE LOCAL AGENCY. THE FILM IS INTENDED FOR AUDIENCES RANGING FROM JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AGE TO ADULT.
Index Term(s): California; Consumer fraud; Police social services
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