State Fire Marshal says 'Beware of alarm sales scam' - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

State Fire Marshal says 'Beware of alarm sales scam'

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A warning for residents from the State Fire Marshal's office, beware of door to door alarm system salesmen.

Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney issued an alert after reports of unauthorized residential alarm salesmen operating in the state, targeting the elderly.

The agency urges you to be cautious if someone offers you a free system or claims your current system needs upgrading.

Be suspicious if the person claims your home has been chosen as a "model" and selected for a free system and monitoring.

It may be a scam if they guarantee a reduction in homeowners insurance when a system is purchased.

Or if the person is claiming to be with your current company, check with your provider to verify.

The sale, installation and monitoring of all residential alarm systems in Mississippi are regulated
by the State Fire Marshal's Office.

"If someone comes to your door trying to sell an alarm system, they must have a license and
photo ID issued by the State Fire Marshal's Office. Ask them to show you these credentials," said Chaney.

If you suspect suspicious sales call the State Fire Marshal at 1-888-648-0877 or 601-359-1061.   

                        

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