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Summer is fast approaching. Every year we receive reports of door-to-door salespeople calling on homes in southwestern Ontario offering free security alarm services.
You are cautioned to be extremely careful should anyone come knocking on your door.
These sales and marketing programs spring up every year about this time and will continue until early fall. Unfortunately it is common practice in these summer sales programs to use every trick in the book to convince consumers to sign on the “bottom line.”
Some of the catchphrases include:
These door-to-door companies always plead ignorance when they are confronted with consumer complaints. That is why it is important to obtain the individual’s name as well as the company that they work for.
You should be aware that there are many locally-based, reputable security alarm companies that are fully able to serve your needs, provide a good working system, service that system on an ongoing basis, and provide you with reliable monitoring services. We are not aware of any locally based security provider that employs “door-to-door summer sales tactics.”
For more information on what has become known as the SUMMER SALES SCAM you can search the web – Google “Door-to-Door Alarm Sales”; or you can go directly to the following sites – these sites are not related to Damar Security Systems in any way. While some of these web sites are United States-based, the companies currently “working” the Canadian consumers are based in Utah and in many cases are the subject of these web site comments.
Minnesota Attorney General Notice: https://www.ag.state.mn.us/consumer/publications/SecurityAlarmSales.asp
Seniors Living Magazine: http://www.seniorlivingmag.com/articles/door-to-door-alarm-sales-tactics
KSL-TV investigation into door to door sales: https://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=4892838
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