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SAY NO TO THE DOOR TO DOOR ALARM SCAM

Consumer Warning

It's that time of year when you will be getting pressured by door to door salespeople. They would like to sign you up to "limited time offer" that expires "right away". And before you know it you're on the hook for thousands of dollars. (This happens several thousand times each year).

For more information do a Google Search and type "Door to Door Alarm Scams". Thousands of people have been duped.

The Pressure:

  • Sales person won't leave even when you tell them to "Leave"
  • Sales person won't leave when you tell them "No Thanks"
  • Sales person won't leave when you say "I Already Have Your Products or Service"
  • Sales person name drops the name of your neighbor and makes it sound like "they signed up" or "they bought one" or "they referred me to you"
  • Sales person comes to the house more than once

The Solutions:

  1. Put Up Your Hand and Say "NO". Immediately close the door and the sales person will eventually leave.
  2. Tell them "You are Trespassing" and that you will call the BBB Better Business Bureau, Consumer Protection Branch and the Police if they do not leave.

    BBB   1-888-352-7601
    Consumer Protection   1-877-880-5550 
    Saskatoon Police   
    (306) 975-8300 
    RCMP (Saskatoon)   (306) 975-5173
    or call your Local Detachment


  3. Always Get 3 Quotes for whatever you consider purchasing. This gives you the time to gather information and to check if the "deal" being presented to you is the best option.
  4. Never Accept Quick Delivery of a product or service. This gives you a cooling off period and more time to gather facts.
  5. If you did proceed with the offer You Have 10 Days to Change Your Mind and CANCEL (and get a full refund). It's the Law in Saskatchewan.
  6. Don't Forget - You may already be in a contract for the products or services being offered to you.
If you would like more information on how Reed Security can help you or customize a security solution for you Click Here
 
 
 
 
 

CONSUMER WARNING: JUST SAY NO TO DOOR TO DOOR SALESPEOPLE

Consumer Warning

It's that time of year when you will be getting pressured by door to door salespeople. They would like to sign you up to "limited time offer" that expires "right away". And before you know you know it you're on the hook for thousands of dollars. (This happens several thousand times each year).

The Pressure:

  • Sales person won't leave even when you tell them to "Leave"
  • Sales person won't leave when you tell them "No Thanks"
  • Sales person won't leave when you say "I Already Have Your Products or Service"
  • Sales person name drops the name of your neighbor and makes it sound like "they signed up" or "they bought one" or "they referred me to you"
  • Sales person comes to the house more than once

The Solutions:

  1. Put Up Your Hand and "Say NO". Immediately close the door and the sales person will eventually leave.
  2. Tell them "You are Trespassing" and that you will call the BBB Better Business Bureau, Consumer Protection Branch and the Police if they do not leave.

    BBB   1-888-352-7601
    Consumer Protection   1-877-880-5550 
    Saskatoon Police   
    (306) 975-8300 
    RCMP (Saskatoon)   (306) 975-5173
    or call your Local Detachment

     
  3. Always Get 3 Quotes for whatever you consider purchasing. This gives you the time to gather information and to check if the "deal" being presented to you is the best option.
  4. Never Accept Quick Delivery of a product or service. This gives you a cooling off period and more time to gather facts.
  5. If you did proceed with the offer You Have 10 Days to Change Your Mind and CANCEL (and get a full refund). It's the Law in Saskatchewan.
  6. Don't Forget - You may already be in a contract for the products or services being offered to you.
If you would like more information on how Reed Security can help you or customize a security solution for you Click Here

CONSUMER WARNING: HOW TO DEAL WITH HIGH PRESSURE DOOR TO DOOR SALESPEOPLE (THAT WON'T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER)

Consumer Warning

 

It's that time of year when you will be getting pressured by door to door salespeople. They would like to sign you up to "limited time offer" that expires "right away". And before you know you know it you're on the hook for thousands of dollars. (This happens several thousand times each year).

The Pressure:

 

  • Sales person won't leave even when you tell them to "Leave"
  • Sales person won't leave when you tell them "No Thanks"
  • Sales person won't leave when you say "I Already Have Your Products or Service"
  • Sales person name drops the name of your neighbor and makes it sound like "they signed up" or "they bought one" or "they referred me to you"
  • Sales person comes to the house more than once

 

The Solutions:

 

  1. Put Up Your Hand and "Say NO". Immediately close the door and the sales person will eventually leave.
  2. Tell them "You are Trespassing" and that you will call the BBB Better Business Bureau, Consumer Protection Branch and the Police if they do not leave.

    BBB   1-888-352-7601
    Consumer Protection   1-877-880-5550 
    Saskatoon Police   (306) 975-8300 

    RCMP (Saskatoon)   (306) 975-5173 or call your Local Detachment
     
  3. Always Get 3 Quotes for whatever you consider purchasing. This gives you the time to gather information and to check if the "deal" being presented to you is the best option.
  4. Never Accept Quick Delivery of a product or service. This gives you a cooling off period and more time to gather facts.
  5. If you did proceed with the offer You Have 10 Days to Change Your Mind and CANCEL (and get a full refund). It's the Law in Saskatchewan.
  6. Don't Forget - You may already be in a contract for the products or services being offered to you.

If you would like more information on how Reed Security can help you or customize a security solution for you Click Here

 

THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS GENERAL CONSUMER ADVICE AND IS NOT INTENDED OR TARGETED TOWARDS ANY PARTICUALR PERSON OR COMPANY.

 

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Station 20 West Enterprise Center is located in one of Saskatoon's poorest neighbourhoods and provides a "one-stop" approach to medical, health, nutrition, employment and housing services.

Participating Organizations include: CHEP Good Food, Quint Developments, Good Food Junction, Saskatoon Health Region, and the University of Saskatchewan.

Different Needs, Different Schedules

We consulted with Project Manager Ralph Winterhalt and
designed a layered security solution consisting of:
  • DSC MAXSYS Commercial Alarm System with Interactive Keypads
  • 24/7 Rapid Response Monitoring of Intrusion, Fire & Temperature
  • Kantech computerized Access Control Swipe Card System on interior and exterior doors
  • ReedHD hi-def Camera System that covers entrances, cash areas and high theft areas

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Leader-Post 
July 19, 2011

  

About 85 members of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) employed at the SecurTek Monitoring Solutions monitoring centre in Yorkton were off the job Monday as part of a contract dispute with the home security division of SaskTel.

The one-day "study session" by members of CEP Local 3 was meant to send a wake-up call to management over stalled contract talks that have dragged on since their collective agreement expired in December 2009, said Susan Saunders, CEP's national representative.

"We've been trying to negotiate with the employer for the last month," Saunders said Monday. While talks have been underway since February 2010, issues such as wages remain unresolved, she said. In May, the members voted 98 per cent in favour of strike action to back the union's contract demands and served the required 48 hours strike notice on July 14.

Saunders pointed out the starting wage for a customer station attendant at SecurTek is $10.91, which she said is "not much above minimum wage." The minimum wage in Saskatchewan is $9.25 an hour, rising to $9.50 an hour Sept. 1.

"The key issue for us ... is the wages," Saunders said, adding SaskTel is offering the government mandate - a 5.5 per cent increase over three years - which she said doesn't even cover the increase in the cost of living.

She added CEP members are available to cover any emergency calls during the study session. "If there are any emergencies, we're willing and available to send people in to deal with those emergencies," she said, adding employees would back to work Tuesday.

Darcee MacFarlane, a SaskTel spokesperson, said management employees were providing the monitoring service for homes with SecurTek alarm systems during the study session. She said negotiations are expected to re-sume later this week.

MacFarlane said the starting rate at SecurTek was $10.90 per hour, but noted the "top rate" for a SecurTek customer station attendant was $15.78 per hour. She refused to confirm what SaskTel was offering SecurTek employees.

"We're negotiating within the criteria that we need to. We're also negotiating monetary and nonmonetary (issues)."

MacFarlane added SaskTel is negotiating with SecurTek employees "in the context of the security business, not the telecommunications business. . . . It's a different industry and it's two separate collective agreements."

On Friday, SaskTel announced its had reached a collective agreement with its telecommunications workers, who are also members of CEP , for a 5.5 per cent wage increase over three years.

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