It is a situation faced by most home owners: the doorbell rings and you open the door to find a sales representative hoping to convince you to anything from cleaning supplies to magazine subscriptions.
But how wise is it to do business with someone who shows up at your home, unsolicited?
According to the Better Business Bureau, while many door-to-door sales people are most likely legitimate, it is still important to stay on guard.
Take, for instance, the decision over whether to purchase a home security system.
Unfortunately, the summer months often see a rise in scam artists posing as home security sales representatives. In some cases, they may simply be after your personal and financial information, or they may be casing your home for a potential burglary.
What can consumers do to protect themselves and be certain that they are dealing with a legitimate representative? The BBB advises the following:
Got a question for the BBB? Contact Regional Director Kelly Trevino at email@example.com.
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