The AARP Bulletin and the Nelson County Times, Nelson County, Va., published two different articles in late May warning consumers of frequently reported “security scams” during the summer sales season. The Nelson County Times quoted several law enforcement officers providing tips to differentiate between legitimate salespeople and impersonators, such as asking for proper identification and licensing where applicable. The AARP report added that minimally trained salespeople often use questionable tactics to take over other company’s security customers and upsell systems without revealing extra monitoring or equipment charges, among other scams.
AARP & Police Warn Against Security Sales Scams
July 20, 2011