November 17, 2021

Lexington-based security provider warns of fake door-to-door salesmen trying to trick homeowners

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — This time of year, you may notice more salespeople going door-to-door selling various products, but a local security provider wants to warn you about security scams in the Lexington and Central Kentucky area.

Bryan Bates, Vice President of Bates Security, says people from out-of-town may show up to your home unannounced and act as if they are from your own security company, taking advantage of the trust you have with your provider.

“They trick you into thinking they are with Bates Security to get into your home and then to trick you into switching to their service,” Bates said. “They apply high-pressure sales tactics and you end up stuck in a five-year contract that you didn’t realize you were signing.”

Bates warns that no one from Bates Security will show up to your house without a pre-arranged appointment and will always have an ID badge identifying them as…

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