It has recently come to our attention via several postings on security boards and blogs that a few alarm companies are trying to “trick” homeowners into thinking that their current alarm company is out of business.
Here’s an example of what’s happening:
You will receive a phone call or possibly an unannounced home visit stating that XYZ alarm company has acquired your current alarm company and will need to reprogram your alarm system.
What you should do if this happens?:
1) If they call, take down the company name and number. Let them know you will call back when you have time to talk. If they stop in for an unannounced visit ask for some information on the company and tell them you will get back with them when you have the time to talk.
2) Contact your current alarm company to find out if this information is true. Normally, you would be notified of a change like this by mail or telephone, not by an unannounced visit or phone call by a representative from another company.
What if I fell for their scam?:
According to Ken Kirschenbaum, Esq:
1) A subscriber fraudulently induced to sign an alarm contract can have it nullified and can get out any time prior to ratification after the fraud is discovered.
2) If you have an existing contract with your alarm company, it can still be enforced.
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