A reminder to everyone that you should not open your door to any solicitors. Either speak through the door or a nearby window. If you are home, make sure that you let the person know.
Many burglaries are a result of burglars posing as solicitors to see if anyone is home. If no one answers, they will go around the back and find access to your home. By not making your presence known, you could be surprised by someone trying to enter your home.
Some are reported to become belligerent when they are turned away, but they move on.
Do not purchase anything with a check from a solicitor. They are able to duplicate the check and remove money from your account.