Alert From Greenbank Community Police Centre

 

Issue:

Aggressive door to door sales people in the Trend Arlington Area.

It is important to understand that not every door to door salesperson is out to scam you; they may in fact represent a legitimate business.  Keep your guard up and use the below safety tips to assess if this is a scam or legitimate offer.


What can you do - Safety Tips:

  • Request to see their ID and check it closely
  • Be wary if they say “We’re from your current water heater provider, utility or local municipality”, “We need to see your current bills”, “We can replace your device free of charge”
  • Call the organization they’re representing to verify the information provided to you
  • Don’t let them inside your home under any circumstance
  • Request a pamphlet be left with you so that you can review it on your own time and make an informed decision.  Don’t be pressured to sign a contract on the spot.
  • If they are rude or insist on coming into your home, ask them to leave.  If they refuse call the police 613-230-6211

If you are uncomfortable with a situation:  Say no AND close the door.  It is not impolite it is your RIGHT!!


CONTACT:    

Cst Sue Wright
Greenbank Community Police Centre
1343 Meadowlands Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 2179
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