After the OPP heard of a suspicious person going door-to-door on Osborne Street in Tay Township on May 25th, they released safety tips for residents dealing with door-to-door salespeople.
The man in question arrived at someone’s door and identified himself as a representative of a home water service. He was apparently aggressive and persistent on getting into the home, and eventually left after he was denied access.
The OPP have released the suspicious man’s description along with safety tips to prevent residents from falling victim to scammers.
The male was wearing a blue jacket with home water service in white lettering, white male, 5’10”, in his 20’s with an accent.
These are the safety tips from the OPP:
- Ask to see their company identification, if they fail to provide it ask them to leave and if they don’t leave contact your local police service. You don’t have to let anyone in your home.
- But, if you are interested in what the door-to-door salesperson has to offer and before you pay any money or sign any contract, take the time to find out about the business they represent and the product.
- Don’t be pressured by a “Limited Time Offer”.
- If you are unsure of the information or the seller, contact the Competition Bureau, Consumer Affairs office or the Better Business Bureau.
- Remember, if it sounds “Too Good to Be True” it usually is!
If you suspect a Fraud contact: