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Security Company Solicitors "Slamming" in Southern Illinois

Solicitors are allegedly "slamming" security company customers in the St. Louis region. Slamming is a technique in which information you give a solicitor is used to switch your some service without your permission. It's most commonly used with phone service, but has also been known to happen with electric delivery. Better Business Bureau Investigator Dan O'Brien says they are from an actual business, and using a ruse to access consumers' homes in many instances.

He reminds if you do decide to buy, pay with a credit card in case you need to challenge the purchase later. And the Federal Trade Commission Cooling-Off Rule requires that door-to-door salespeople disclose to customers that the customers have a right to cancel sales transactions of $25 or more within three business days.

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