The Home Security Scam
Knock, Knock. Who's There?
home security system."
Don't be fooled by promises of FREE. Especially in regards to the security of your home. The scam is relatively simple. The caller offers you a free home security system by just putting a sign outside your home. Or, to get your "free" alarm, you may have to sign a long-term and expensive system monitoring contract.
What You Should Know
Callers may state or imply that they are from your existing security company and that they're there to "upgrade" or "replace" your current security system. Once inside your home, however, they may install a new security system and have you sign papers that include a costly contract for the monitoring service. Or, they may claim your security company has gone out of business. They will then tell you have to buy new equipment and sign new contracts.
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Here are a couple of REAL voicemails
left with YouMail customers.
Hi, this is Julia with the ADT Honeywell special promotion department. Your home was selected to receive a free wireless security system with the remote smart phone access. Valued at over $1100 in equipment and installation savings, it's yours free if you help us advertise by placing a sign in your front yard. If you have an existing system you can qualify for rate reduction and free equipment upgrades. Press one to hear your monthly monitoring options. Press two if you're not interested.
Hi, this is Julie with Home Security Promotions. The reason I'm calling is we are giving away up to 20 GE Home Security Systems in your area absolutely free. Are you a home owner interested in receiving a free home security system?