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Old 05-24-2013, 05:04 AM   #1
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Around 6:25 p.m. was relaxing on the loveseat and a knock on the door, no door bell ring. The individual, young possible mid-twenties or early twenties. He was wearing polo shirt with Honeywell and had a badge with Honeywell and his picture.

He was selling alarm system change, told him in the sleepy tone no thanks. He was representing Honeywell.

After waking up, decided to check on this via internet.

I know Honeywell does not do door-to-door sales. If it was a company that sold Honeywell security systems, they would be in their company attire and their company badge, not Honeywell badge.

Found this from Armed Response Team from last year.

http://www.armedresponseteam.com/security-system-scam-hitting-albuquerque-neighborhoods/

I called Albuquerque Police and notified them of the contact and slight description. They called back to confirm my address.

I called them and gave them a better description and vehicle plate number. The plate was not commercial, civilian.

The police arrived, ran plate, nothing was coming up at the time. I mean nothing! Police waited, wanted to check registration.

They were in my neighbors down the street house.

My view is never let anyone in your house you do not know.

Any thoughts from the forum on this situation?

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Old 05-24-2013, 05:07 AM   #2
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Good instincts, let us know what happens. Maybe your instincts could have kicked in a bit earlier, but as long as the police were on to him is all that matters. Maybe if it happens again pull out a camera and take his pic. Then ask for his badge so you can go inside and call the police.

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Yea, I do not let strangers in my home either.

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good instincts.

my dogs don't allow strangers in the house!

my guns are to put the survivors out of their misery!

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Thanks all! Will post once I hear something back. The Albuquerque Police (only 1 unit) showed up less than 30 minutes (estimated).

I came back after 2 hours, they were gone.

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Good call. i would have done the same.

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You did good.There are many variant of the alarm scam going on all over the country. They sell you piece of mind long enough for them to take everything else.

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I've heard the same thing. They will pose as alarm sales people, to be able to go in and case the joint. I'd have told him, "Sorry, I can't afford your alarm system, I just bought windows and siding off the guy on the phone 5 minutes ago."

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I've heard the same thing. They will pose as alarm sales people, to be able to go in and case the joint. I'd have told him, "Sorry, I can't afford your alarm system, I just bought windows and siding off the guy on the phone 5 minutes ago."
Slightly off-topic, but my wife was accosted in Sears by one of those cutesy college girls pushing resurfacing of kitchen cabinets. As the girl babbled and walked backwards to match our walking speed, my wife looked her straight in the eye and dead-panned, "I'm sorry, we don't have cabinets."

The girl tripped slightly, stopped, and stared at us as we continued on.

That response was obviously not in their binder of customer responses.
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