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Alarm System for Sale

How the scam works:

(with video below)

Cheap home security systems and fake products. One of the biggest scams around this month is the Home Security System or Alarm System scam.

You get a visit from a well-dressed gentleman who shows you his card as a representative of a reputable security company in town (anyone can print cards).

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, they say, will be connected to local police stations and ambulance centers.

Don't fall for this scam, as the alarm system will be cheap and worthless. The visitor will have a pressure sales pitch that is tailored to whatever questions and concerns you might have.

Watch the video below to see the Cheap Home Security Systems scam exposed:

Cheap Home Security Systems Scam


How to avoid the Cheap Home Security Systems scam:

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 the reputable company, but it’s more likely you’ll never hear anything more.


How to report the Cheap Home Security Systems scam:

Make your family and friends aware of this 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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