Consumer Reports® issues "Scam Alert: Don’t Get Ripped Off. "
This summer, beware of door-to-door home security scams. Alarm system salespeople may visit your home, offering to replace or upgrade your alarm system for free. Don’t do it! We’ve seen customers deceived by these pitches.
The offers are not legitimate and you might end up with some unpleasant consequences: double bills, a broken security system, and a real headache. Never change your security provider without calling Monitronics first at 800.447.9239.
Look for the signs of a scam:
1. Offering free upgrades or equipment
If it sounds too good to be true, it is! These systems are anything but free—they could cost you time, money, and peace of mind.
2. Claiming that Monitronics is out of business.
Monitronics provides the award-winning protection you trust, 24/7.
3. Using high pressure sales talk, trying to make you switch security companies.
Red flag: honest salespeople don’t need to be pushy.
Report suspicious activity right away to Monitronics. These people are often friendly, neatly dressed, and college-aged. They're usually unassuming and perceived as helpful and informative.
If a security salesperson show up at your door, get his or her name and company and call Monitronics at 800.396.9815. Your safety is our first priority.
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