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07-01-2009, 01:55 PM
BBB® warns of door-to-door salesmen in northwest Florida
Your BBB is warning consumers to be wary of salesmen who are going door-to-door offering home security systems “at no cost.”
Consumers have alerted BBB that salesmen identifying themselves as being from Safeguard America are distributing fliers offering a free security system for homeowners, claiming they can save up to 25 percent on their homeowners’ insurance.
The fliers cite a Mississippi address, but according to the U.S. Postal Service, the address is that of an apartment complex, not a business.
The fliers and the business’ Web site include BBB’s old logo and claim that Safeguard America is a BBB “Member.” However, they are not a BBB Accredited Business. Salesmen are also citing a Florida license from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation; however that license expired in 2004.
Another DBPR license, improperly displayed on the flier, is issued to a David Roman for Security Systems Inc, DBA Safeguard America. David Roman is also the president of Safe Home Security, Inc., a Connecticut-based business with an F rating from your BBB because of the number of complaints filed against the business, a failure to respond to a number of complaints against the business, the number of serious complaints filed against the business and the length of time the business has taken to resolve complaints.
The Connecticut Attorney General has filed suit against Safe Home Security, Inc., Safe Home Monitoring, Inc., and their owner, David G. Roman, charging them with installing and failing to fix faulty equipment, as well as violations of the state’s home improvement contractor laws.
Your BBB warns consumers to be cautious doing business with anyone who shows up on their doorstep. Don’t feel pressured to make a decision on-the-spot. Verify licensing, bonding, insurance or any other requirements that may be necessary for that industry. And if a business claims BBB Accreditation or “membership,” verify their status with BBB.
For additional information and advice you can trust, start with bbb.org.