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Scam Artist Poses as Security Provider Representative

A scam artist poses as security provider to take advantage of an elderly woman in Salt Lake City.  The scammer allegedly stole thousands of dollars and police is looking for him. To read the full story go to Security Sales and Integration.

How can a story like this be so common?

Scam artists are talented and look for ways to gain your trust. Your security system is especially vulnerable because it contains it safeguards your family and valuables. The security provider you choose should be accredited and reliable. Only then, you will be able to trust it with your personal information. What can you do when you suspect a scam artist is posing as a security provider representative? Practice this double-step check.

Check the companies credentials

licensed companies unlicensed means unqualified and unprofessional, or they could be scam artists. Look up their business license here.

Conduct a BBB search.

Review the company’s profile with the Better Business Bureau.

Confirm the employees’ identity

Inform the caller you would rather call him back. Call the number back or call your security company and confirm the call is real.

A scam artist poses as security provider to get your personal information. By asking the right questions, you can have confidence in choosing a reliable, security provider, and protect yourself from fraud and scams!

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