If high pressure door-to-door alarm sales scams have not occurred in your neighborhood, it is most likely not far away.
These door-to-door sales persons more than often use high pressure and deceptive sales tactics to gain entry into homes and then trick unsuspecting people into signing long term contracts, even when the homeowner already has a contract with another alarm company.
We have had customers tell us
- the door-to-door salesperson claims that they are affiliated with our company, which they are NOT, and say they are there to provide an upgrade to their existing alarm system.
- the door-to-door salesperson claims that we have gone out of business, which we have NOT.
- the door-to-door salesperson claims that they are authorized to take over monitoring of their existing alarm system, which they are NOT.
- the door-to-door salesperson claims they are visiting on behalf of the Alarm Equipment manufactuer, which they are NOT.
- the door-to-door salesperson claims they are visiting on behalf of Marion County or City of Ocala, which they are NOT, to inform residents that telephone lines in their neighborhood will be upgraded soon and that their existing alarm system will no longer be compatible with the 911 emergency system.
These scam artists
- often use high pressure tactics
- offer systems that can NOT be monitored by other companies
- offer little or no service or help when problems arise
- requires your credit card or bank information and many times your social security number
- lock you into long term contracts
- are usually part time summer employees who know little about security and will often mislead since they are paid on commission and know they will not be with the company very long
Thoroughbred Alarm Systems will never knock on your door without an appointment. The door-to-door scammers are trying to trick you into signing new contracts with their company - DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING as these people will charge you excessive rates and lock you into a long-term contract (3 to 5 years). If these door-to-door scammers won't take no for an answer, call the police.