Summer is officially here, which means door-to-door sales crews are too. But, buyer beware! What they’re selling isn’t always legit.
Remember the four "BE's":
- BE wary of contractors who say they stopped by because they just happened to be in the neighborhood.
- BE on guard for high pressure tactics designed to pressure you to make a quick decision or requests for payment upfront.
Your best bet is to proactively seek out the services you need. Remember, it’s always okay to explain you don’t do business at your front door (or to not answer when strangers knock).
- BE a fraud fighter! If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.
Visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork or call the AARP Fraud Watch Helpline at 1-877-908-3360.
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