Ottawa, ON – Better Business Bureau of Eastern and Northern Ontario and the Outaouais (BBB) is reminding consumers to be wary of deceptive tactics used by door‑to‑door salespeople trying to get you to sign a contract for a new water heater, a water-filtration or treatment system or a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
These salespersons may misrepresent themselves as your current supplier, a local utility or municipality. These salespeople may be working for private companies unaffiliated with your current supplier, or are in no way connected to a government agency.
When approached with a door-to-door sales pitch, BBB recommends the following:
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