Buyer beware: RCMP alerts citizens about door-to door fraud

Published Thursday, April 27, 2017

Kings County, Nova Scotia

Recently in Kings County, citizens have reported to police that they have been approached at their homes by door-to-door salespeople who are offering new or upgraded alarm systems.

Two companies that are involved are not licenced to operate in Nova Scotia.

Citizens are advised to ask to see the credentials of any door-to-door sales personnel before committing to make a purchase or entering into a contract.

In Nova Scotia, individuals selling goods and services in this manner are required to carry an ID card that identifies the licensed company they represent. 

Anyone with concerns or questions about this type of activity should contact Service Nova Scotia’s Consumer protection staff at 902-424-5200 or 1-800-670-4357.

Suspicious activity can also be reported to Kings District RCMP at 902 679-5555. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award. 

 

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