I've only had one EJ rep by in ~20yrs, so never thought of this before. But if you are on a regular EJ route....
Ask the EJ reps for the names of some of their clients... so you can check their references, and get personal recommendations on EJ's work.
Then call each (victim) and confirm that they are an EJ client and when they might have time to meet and talk about their EJ experience. (You'll buy lunch to thank them for their time.)
And after pleasant introductions...
--Ask them about their EJ experience: how long have they been a client, are they happy with results....
--Turn the EJ method around and ask each about family/grandkids, investing for retirement/heirs,....
--Tell them EJ approached you and used their name as a reference.
--But you have resisted becoming an EJ client because of EJ's reputation for abusing its clients. (Internet search "leaving EJ".)
--Tell them you have resisted becoming an EJ client because EJ >1% fee will transfer >1/3 of your expected annual investment return to EJ. (Assume: 7% market return - 3% inflation - 25% fed tax bracket - 1% AUM fee = FA gets 1/3 of annual expected after-tax/inflation market return. But since EJ's fee is >1%, EJ will take >1/3. Bottom line: EJ clients put up all of the money, take all of the risk, while EJ gets >1/3 of client's annual return.)
--Tell them you couldn't get past above (reported abuse and fees), so have not become an EJ client.
--Tell them, instead of investing with EJ, you use the simple investing method taught on the free BH forum. And since the BH forum is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, it has been doing this longer than the new EJ reps going door-to-door.
--Tell them Warren Buffett used this simple method to win a 10-year $1M bet against 5 hedge funds.
And if the EJ clients ask about the simple free BH investing method, then teach them where to go for more information.
Before ending your meetings, tell them the BH forum has helped many former EJ clients escape and improve their investing success. (Escaping is relatively simple to do.) And the former clients who have not already responded publicly on the BH forum with their new investing success, would probably respond to a PM asking about their new investing success. Bottom line: References from EJ-escapees are available.
(1) If EJ reps have no clients willing to recommend them, then they are not good enough for your business.
(2) If EJ reps have clients willing to meet with you, then you can compare investing notes with them.
Either way, you can have some fun with the EJ reps.
And if you help a few EJ clients to rethink their investing methodology and leave EJ, then out of self-defense, the EJ reps should take your house off their route.