Spotting Security Sales Scams

scamSpotting Security Sales Scams

It’s getting to the season where door-to-door salesmen might try to scam you to gain access into your business or house. Keep yourself and your business secure by following these few tips before allowing anyone into your business or home.

Check their identification. If someone comes to your door claiming to be a security salesman, they should have identification on them. If they don’t, don’t let them in. If they do have some sort of identification on them, call that company and make sure they have sent someone to your home.

Listen for deceptive claims. If someone claims to be from ComCom and is there for an upgrade to your system or to check your alarm system, make sure to call us to verify before letting them in. If they claim it’s a limited time offer or that the equipment is free, there’s a strong possibility that it’s a scam.

Don’t let them install anything. At least not without the approval of your current security company. At ComCom, we will notify you via phone to schedule an appointment if something needs maintenance. If someone shows up at your doorstep claiming to be us, they might install a lesser-quality alarm system and make you sign an expensive contract.

Don’t be afraid to say no. If you’re unsure, it’s much better to tell them “no” and reschedule an appointment (if it’s a real salesperson from your security company) than to let someone in who can damage your current security system or trick you into buying something too expensive. If you can’t get them to leave, call the police or 911 immediately.

If you’re ever unsure about someone coming to your door and claiming to be from Community Commercial Security, make sure to give us a call at (714) 777-6132. We’re happy to verify or help you keep your home or business safe.

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