Alarm System Scam: How It Works
Cheap home security systems and fake products are flooding the market, both online and in shops. One of the biggest scams around this month is the Home Security System or Alarm System scam. There are a couple of variations. Let’s dive in – let’s see how to be aware of questionable home alarm specialists.
You get a visit from a well-dressed gentleman who shows you his card as a representative of a reputable security company in town. Reporting an increasing number of house robberies in your specific neighborhood, the salesman has an offer for you. He will get you a top of the line alarm system for a very good price, only available for a limited time. The system, he says, will be connected to local police stations and ambulance centers. How does the scam work?
Watch the video below to see the Cheap Home Security Systems scam exposed:
Don’t fall for this scam, as the alarm system will be cheap and worthless. They are probably bought on Amazon on eBay and manufactured in China. Not that the Chinese products are all bad, but in this particular case the system won’t work for too long.
The visitor will have a pressure sales pitch that is tailored to whatever questions and concerns you might have.
The exact same scam could happen to you online, so beware.
Cheap Home Security Systems Scam: How To Avoid
Always ask for proof of a license to sell and to send you all details in writing, including price and warranty. Tell them you’ll contact them later if you decide to buy. If it is really genuine, the literature will arrive from a reputable company, but it’s more likely you’ll never hear anything more.
Cheap Home Security Systems Scam: How To Report
Make your family and friends aware of the Alarm System Scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:
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