Recently officers have received complaints from the public regarding fraudulent activity involving door-to-door sales.
Complainants say a person claiming to work for Reliance Home Comfort as a repair technician comes to their home and requests permission to enter the home and check their hot water tank and furnace.
Homeowners who have allowed the person into their homes say once the fraudster checks the hot water tank and furnace they request personal Reliance Home Comfort client information from the homeowner.
Officers have contacted the legal department of Reliance Home Comfort and they confirmed they never conduct door to door sales; it is against company policy.
Homeowners, please be cautious about who you let into your homes. Remember, you have every right to ask questions about who these people are, who they work for and why they are attending your home.
If you have second thoughts, end the conversation and do not let them into your home. Protect yourself, your property and your personal information at all times.
For more information on how to protect yourself from fraud and identity theft, and other public safety tips, please visit www.saultpolice.ca/communitysafety