UPDATE: Monday, December 17 — Winnipeg police say Bell MTS has informed them that they did have door-to-door marketers in the Transcona area at the time of this incident, and will be working again this week.
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Winnipeg police are warning the public to be vigilant when approached at the door by people claiming to represent a business.
During an incident Thursday evening, a 46-year-old woman answered the door in the area of Plessis Road and Pandora Avenue West, where a suspicious man claiming to be with MTS asked to enter her residence. The woman refused and told him she wasn’t interested. The man, who was wearing a jacket with the MTS logo embroidered on it, left the area.
Bell MTS says they aren’t currently involved in door-to-door canvassing in the area.
Police say employees of legitimate businesses should be in possession of identification indicating the business or organization they represent.
Anyone with information on Thursday’s incident is asked to call police at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).