Door to door scams

It was recently brought to police attention that persons representing the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) have been canvassing in the Bells Corner area.  As per the OEB website they do not engage in door to door canvassing.    See excerpt from their webpage.

(Or go here: http://www.ontarioenergyboard.ca/OEB/Consumers/Energy+Contracts )

Retail Energy Contracts

If you are approached to sign or renew a gas or electricity contract for your home or small business, it’s important to know who you’re dealing with. Energy company salespeople must wear an ID badge and give you a business card.

Four things to remember if you are approached to sign an energy contract:

Always make sure you get a business card and look at the salesperson’s ID badge first

Don’t share personal information (i.e. your gas or electricity bill) unless you are sure you want to sign a contract

Carefully read the contract, disclosure statement and price comparison provided by the salesperson

The Ontario Energy Board does not go door to door

If approached by door to door sales people be alert.  You do not need to share any personal information with them and never let them in your house.  Consumer Protection Ontario has some good tips on their website.  I encourage everyone to review them.

https://www.ontario.ca/consumers/door-door-sales-and-home-service-contracts

Cst Wright

Greenbank CPC

613-236-1222 ext 2179

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