Summer Sales – Security Scam!

security scam

It’s important to realize that some companies work unethically in the Security Industry. They train college students to knock on doors that have security yard signs and use lies to persuade unsuspecting homeowners to switch out or upgrade their security with ONE BIG CATCH. They are not trained security consultants, and most of the time, not duly licensed. They are college students getting paid to switch customers’ contracts. You end up owing two companies a monthly service fee. There have been so many complaints in the past several years that the Federal Trade Commission has posted an article on their website.

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION WARNING – CLICK HERE

Be very cautious and DO NOT LET THEM IN AND DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING. We would hate to see any of our customers obligated to pay two monthly service fees. We would be happy to discuss any upgrades to your system and guarantee our pricing.

REMEMBER, the State of Maryland and Virginia require a State Police license, not a company ID to talk to you about your security system.

These “scammers” may say one of the following:

  • “There has been an increase in crime in your neighborhood, and you really should be upgrading your system with the latest technology” – NOT TRUE!
  • “We are with the factory and giving away FREE UPGRADES”– NOT TRUE!
  • “This is a limited time offer, and you must have it installed today”– NOT TRUE!
  • “I’m from HST, QUESTRON OR HOMESAFE and here to give you a free upgrade”– NOT TRUE!
  • “We bought your old company and are here to upgrade your system”– NOT TRUE!

Some Facts About Us

CHECK HST’s BBB RATING – CLICK HERE
HST WINS BEST OF THE BEST NATIONALLY – CLICK HERE
HST WINS PDQ AWARD FOR BEST NATIONALLY – CLICK HERE

Industry News

Apex Alarm (Now calling themselves Vivint) had an “F” rating with the BBB before they changed their company name. Click on the links below for more information about them and other door-to-door problems.

Criminal Activity is Happening Across the Country

For more tips on staying safe this summer, CLICK HERE!

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Stuart Forchheimer

President at HS Tech Group
Stuart is the President and CTO of HS Tech Group. Stuart lives in Baltimore County, Maryland with his two children, loving wife, dog, fish and assortment of wildlife.
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