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MAY 6 - OPP WARN OF DOOR TO DOOR SCAM IN THE AREA

 

FROM/DE:  Upper Ottawa Valley OPP                DATE:  May 6th, 2019

                                                                                 

OPP WARN OF DOOR TO DOOR SCAM IN THE AREA
 
 
(PEMBROKE, ON) – The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to alert home and business owners in the detachment area of a door to door scam that has recently been reported to police.  On May 3, 2019 it was reported to police that an adult female suspect with an ID badge was going to homes in the area and selling chocolate bars on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS).  The CCS is currently canvassing for donations until mid-May but they do not sell chocolate bars.  CCS canvassers are equipped with an official name tag and receipt books so tax receipts are provided at the time of donation.  If there is a question as to the legitimacy of the canvasser the local CCS can be contacted directly at 613-735-2571.  Suspicious canvassers and/or salespeople can also be reported to the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.    
 
The public is reminded that before you hear a sales or fundraising pitch and open your door to a salesperson or canvasser, remember:
 
•           ask for photo ID and get the name of the person and the business/charity
•           never share personal information (e.g., an electricity or gas bill)
•           if you ask a salesperson to leave, they must leave right away. If you feel unsafe, call local police
•           look at the company name on the salesperson’s business card and promotional material and see if it matches the company name on the proposed contract
 
The OPP encourage residents to be aware of a resource available to them from Consumer Protection Ontario www.ontario.ca/consumerprotection before they make important decisions like purchasing a home, hiring a contractor or home inspector, renting a water heater and other such transactions. 
 
The Consumer Protection Ontario website also provides consumers with information on their rights when buying from a door to door salesperson and advice to avoid falling victim to shady or unethical contractors or salespeople.
 
In addition to their website, Consumer Protection Ontario may be reached by phone at 1-800-889-9768. 
 
Remember…ask questions and choose carefully!