A WSB reader is a little leery about a door-to-door security-system salesperson that hit his neighborhood this week; he did some research and wants to share it with you in case you get a similar visit.
I thought maybe I should let you know about a representative from “Firstline Security” that was walking through our neighborhood & came by my house on Ida Monday evening offering a free security system in exchange for placing a sign in our yard (near the street). He was really nice (probably right out of high school) and made a good pitch and made sure to let us know that we would have to pay $45 per month for service but otherwise all equipment and installation would be free if we agreed to let the sign be in our yard for 3 years.
I told him that the offer sounded good but we’d have to read the paperwork and talk to our landlord. He asked if I could call him then and when I tried to say that they wouldn’t be home he said “might as well try?”. I went to the phone and pretended to call and said he wasn’t home but I’d take his paperwork to read so he gave me a portfolio with info about their service and his cell number. As soon as he left I googled “first line security” and the autofill in Firefox’s google search bar offered “firstline security scam” as a search option.
I don’t know if these guys are actually a scam but google has enough results that when he came back this afternoon I told him that based on our google search we weren’t interested (and he continued on down the block, probably knocking on more doors).http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=triangle&id=5464046
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Like I said, I don’t know if these guys are legit or not but his sales pitch was strong (and slightly aggressive) and I could see someone possibly signing up before having a chance to research them so maybe you can make a post that will at least help them be a little more prepared for a possible visit.