An unknown male claiming to be a representative for Echo Energy, spoke with a Tamarac Street, Dunnville resident Monday evening, offering energy services for a monthly fee.
The resident did not provide any money to the man who left the residence without incident. The resident followed up by contacting Echo Energy who told them they did not have any representatives going door to door and that they should contact police.
OPP is reminding all residents to be extremely cautious who you let inside your home. Would-be thieves will come up with different ways and tactics to get inside your home to commit crimes immediately, or even use their visit to gather information on the occupants, property inside, or other entry points.
If unknown persons arrive at your door, don’t open it…..talk through it. If approached in your yard, don’t invite them in. If a suspicious salesperson tries to rush you to buy something, refuse. If a salesperson suggests they are working in your area, don’t believe them….. get estimates. Reputable businesses usually have their representatives wearing photo identification badges.
For more information on fraud, call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or http://www.antifraudcentre.ca The OPP and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre partners – the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Competition Bureau of Canada – are sharing tips and links to various resources online to help the public recognize, reject and report fraud on social media by using the hashtags #DontBeAVictim and #OPPtips.