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Newnan Police Warm of Scam Alarm Salesmen | Crime

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Newnan Police Warm of Scam Alarm Salesmen
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Due to complaints of illegitimate home security salesmen canvassing local neighborhoods, Newnan police want to warn residents of alarm scams. Beware of door-to-door home security scams. Residents who have fallen for this scam have experienced consequences like: double bills, non-working security systems, and a hard time trying to get their situation fixed. Newnan Police are advising their residents not to change their security provider without calling their original provider. 

There are several signs of an alarm scam which include:

1. Offering free upgrades or equipment. They might claim that your system is analog and will quit working. This is not true.

2. Claiming that your provider is out of business.

3. Using high pressure sales talk, trying to make you switch security companies.

The pressure should be a red flag: honest and legitimate sales people don’t need to be pushy.

These people are often friendly, neatly dressed, and college-aged. They are usually unassuming and can be perceived as very helpful and informative. The sales pitch varies, but often they will deceive you by saying that your home security alarm system is inadequate or faulty and needs to be replaced. They might claim that your provider is out of business. None of it is true.

Homeowners say the reps are carrying clipboards and wearing shirts.

If you think it's a scam, call police and check with your alarm company right away.

Report these scammers to the Newnan Police at 770-254-2355. Any sales person coming to your door should have an ID from the Newnan Police Department.  

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