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Home Security Scam

Scammers either call or come to your door to tell you, your security company has gone out of business and they are taking over. The scammer wants you to think your old security system has been bought out by their company and they are there to update your system.
Or they try to convince you that you are living in a high crime area and are at risk of being a victim of crime. The scammer wants you to believe you are in danger if you don’t buy their security product.

Click the play button below to watch a video example:
Click here to play the YouTube Video for this Senior Fraud Alert Scam Lesson
The first step is to identify the fraud. In the video above, were you able to hear the clues in the story and detect the Home Security Scam? The next step is to prevent the scammer from victimizing you or others. If you encounter a similar situation, use these tools to protect yourself from this type of fraud.
Home Security Scam Clues
  • A legitimate security company would never send a workman to your door without contacting you first.
  • Be aware that limited time offers are used to increase pressure on you.
  • Before you allow any changes to your existing system, contact your security company directly.
Home Security Scam Defence
  • If this is an email, a door to door sale, or a phone call you didn’t ask for, don’t respond.
  • Do not click on the email or order a security system from a link in an email.
  • Never let anyone into your house if the company hasn’t contacted you in advance. If the door-to-door person refuses to leave, call the police.
  • Hang up on the telemarketer caller.
Now it’s your turn!


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