Calgary warns of door to door scammers posing as city employees

Aug 16 2018, 3:33 am

The City of Calgary is warning residents of a scam involving individuals going door to door and claiming to be representatives from the city.

The scammers allegedly show up at residents’ homes and say they are representing a home service company or claiming they are from the City of Calgary.

The individuals provide “misleading” information or ask to test residents’ water and recommend water treatment systems.

“This is a scam and is NOT endorsed by the City of Calgary,” said the City in a release. “The City of Calgary does not go door to door asking to test residents’ water.”

The city is reminding of the following tips regarding door to door scams:

  • Any agent (salesperson) for a business soliciting “door to door” must have in his/her possession an identification card, which clearly identifies the following:
    • Agent’s (sales person’s) name,
    • The business name, address and phone number,
    • The business licence number and
    • The expiry date of the business licence
  • The identification card referred to above must be visible at all times while the business is being carried on and must also present the card immediately on request of a prospective customer or a Licence Inspector
  • These types of businesses are not permitted to solicit at any dwelling unit between the hours of 9:00 pm and 9:00 am

If someone comes to your home and claims to be an employee of the City of Calgary, do not give them access to your home and call CPS at 403-266-1234.

If the city does require access to a resident’s home, they will call the homeowner first and arrange an appointment.

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