GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Goose Creek police say an unidentified man has falsely portrayed himself as representing a home security company.
On its Facebook page, the department posted a photo of the man they say recently visited a home in Boulder Bluff and falsely claimed to be a salesman for ADT.
"This is a common tactic practiced by thieves and burglars," the post reads.
In a statement, ADT says consumers should follow these tips to prevent being victimized by security scammers:
- Ask for photo identification and/or a business card from the person at the door
- Don't be pressured into agreeing to new equipment or signing a contract
- Request literature be left behind so you can study it before taking action
- Call your current security company to confirm what a sales rep or telemarketer tells you
Anyone with information or who has interacted with the man is asked to call the Goose Creek Police Department at (843) 572-4300 so that an investigator can follow up.
For more information, visit the Goose Creek Police Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/1IMrIXN