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Town once again warning residents about misleading salespeople

Feb 28, 2018 : Posted in Latest News

News Release Date: February 28, 2018

Town once again warning residents about misleading salespeople

NEW TECUMSETH, ON – The Town of New Tecumseth is warning residents that it is not affiliated with any companies or individuals offering to inspect or install any equipment in your home.

The Provincial Government has banned unsolicited, door-to-door sales of certain household appliances, effective tomorrow (March 1).

New Tecumseth residents have recently contacted the Town regarding salespeople making phone calls suggesting affiliation with the Town and that access to your home is required. These salespeople may be seeking to set up a time to gain access to your home and/or that they are conducting water sampling/water meter/water softener/purifier testing/filter installation on behalf of the municipality. The Town has no affiliation with such individuals or companies and does not endorse such activity.

Any Town representatives calling you or visiting your house will provide appropriate identification and residents are advised to request such identification. If a Town staff member does visit your home, they will typically be in an official Town of New Tecumseth vehicle.

Some points to remember should you choose to answer the phone, make an appointment and/or open your door to a salesperson:

  • Do not invite the person(s) inside
  • Do not sign any documents under pressure
  • If you are not interested in what is being offered or if they use aggressive tactics, ask them to leave your property. If you are suspicious, immediately report the incident to police (the non-emergency line of the Nottawasaga OPP is 1-888-310-1122)
  • If you have questions or concerns about any door-to-door experience you have had, call the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services at 1-800-889-9768.
  • For details about the Government of Ontario’s Door-to-Door Sales Prohibition Act, please visit www.ontario.ca.