|Police Warn of Door to Door Scams|
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 (1085 reads)
OPP report that too often, members of the public are being scammed by persons identifying themselves as representatives from Water Heater, Home Heating, Home Repair, Driveway Sealers or Phone Companies, and the list goes on.
Police says that they always arrive at your door sometime in the late afternoon, early evenings or on weekends to discuss their product. They offer reduced rates, special bonus offers and prizes using the pretence of examining past bills or present equipment to get your name on a contract or sometimes just to get into your home.
Police advise that you should ask to see company identification, if they fail to provide it ask them to leave. If you are interested in what the door-to-door salesperson has to offer and before you pay any money or sign any contract, take the time to find out about the business they represent and the product.
Don’t be pressured by a Limited Time Offer. If you are unsure of the information or the seller, contact the Competition Bureau, Consumer Affairs office or the Better Business Bureau.
Remember, if it sounds Too Good to Be True, it usually is!