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Door-To-Door “GE Techinicians” Scam

I just had two males come to our front door, asking funny questions about our alarm system. (They saw the Monitronics sign posted in our front yard.)  They wanted to know if our system was wireless or connected through the phone line, and if I could identify (from a laminated sheet) which alarm panel was ours.  They wanted to come into our home to look at the panel and to provide a free upgrade to wireless, if possible.

I asked them for a business card, but neither had one.  They had clipboards, and one was wearing a “GE” jacket, however it could’ve been purchased at a thrift store.

I told them I was calling the police, and I did.  The Seattle police took a report, and also came to my home.  The police also patrolled the area.

Please be aware of these guys, as I don’t think they are legitimate.  I think that they’re casing people’s homes for burglary, and to find out more about people’s alarm system. 

I hope this info is helpful!

3 thoughts on “Door-To-Door “GE Techinicians” Scam

  1. Thank you for calling the police and passing this information along. I remember years ago reading a scam in another city where a young man around 12 was going around pretending to sell candy bars for his athletic team. He would ask to use the bathroom and would case the house. If enough valuables could be seen the young man’s father would come back and rob the home.