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Raleigh, NC 27602

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******Alert #295******

Trade Practice Alert: Durham Police Advisory on Persons Pitching Security Systems

The Durham Police Department has received several reports recently about door-to-door salespeople claiming to sell security systems or system upgrades. This link from the Federal Trade Commission provides more information about these various potential scams -

The Durham Police Department is providing the following crime/scam prevention tips:

  • Ask for the salespersonís business credentials and City of Durham vendor permit/privilege license
  • Do not let anyone you donít know into your home
  • Do not provide any personal information
  • Most reputable alarm companies do not go door-to-door to solicit business. If you have any questions about whether the salesman actually works for a specific company, call the company for verification (check your phone book or the Internet for the number; donít rely on the salesperson)
  • Call 911 to report any suspicious activity and provide descriptions of the people and activity

Kammie Michael
Public Information Officer
Police Department, City of Durham
505 West Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701
P 919-560-4322, ext. 29195


******End of Alert******

Date: July 10, 2012

David N. Kirkman

Task Force Alerts Chair

Assistant Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
Office of Attorney General Roy Cooper
114 West Edenton Street
9001 Mail Processing Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-9001
Tel. 919-716-6000
Fax 919-716-6050


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