Rapid City police want the community to know that the door-to-door sales people currently selling books in town are legitimate and have permits.

Police were contacted by a concerned citizen who had seen reports of a rumored scheme involving booksellers looking for information on children as part of a child trafficking plot.

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Residents should always be cautious about opening their doors to strangers, according to police spokeswoman Tarah Heupel.

When a sales person knocks on the door, you have a right to ask for the details of their city permit, Heupel said. And, if you feel uncomfortable, ask the person to leave.

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