Some of your neighbors have been contacted by subjects posing as representatives of the alarm company ADT. These people may be driving your neighborhoods, going door- to- door to solicit your business. The Port Orange Police Department has these tips for you:
Always think safety first. If you’re home alone and don’t recognize the person, don’t open the door. If they are a legitimate company, they will leave a brochure or business card.
Be aware that because you have a security sign or other type of sign in your yard, you could be a target for this type of unethical selling practices.
Always, always check with your own security company, or other company, first. You can even ask the sales representative to wait outside while you do. If they are telling the truth, why would they mind waiting?
Scare tactics may not work on everyone but they can on our senior citizens and others who have no one to turn to for advice. If you believe this type of business practice is happening in your neighborhood, please call the police and let them know.
Tell your Neighborhood Watch if there is one established.
Finally, if there will be any changes to your service you will be contacted by your company. You won’t hear this information from someone who knocks at your door, and especially someone who tries to scare you. Try and remember the name of the company the person is representing and file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. Trust and truth in the marketplace is all of our responsibility.
Should these subjects be out in your neighborhood, please contact the Port Orange Police Department immediately: (386) 248- 1777 opt #1 or in case of an emergency dial 911.