CFN – National Home Services has invaded Cornwall Ontario and we caught one of their representatives knocking on doors on this rainy afternoon. It can seem innocent enough. A knock on the door and an offer to replace a water tank with a waterless version, but some of the methodology and the simple concept of letting a stranger into your home has drawn concern by many across Ontario.
Some people even question whether in this day and age this type of selling should even be legal. Mostly though while the offers are on the contracts; the small print is such that Seniors fall prey to offers that can be exorbitantly more than offered by local merchants for the same products or service.
National Home Services Rep in Action as I do my Fifth Estate with full Movember fuzz.
If you Google National Home Services you see some very disturbing comments.
CBC Marketplace story with the still kinda cute Wendy Mesley on high pressure door to door sales.
Toronto Star story on tricks to replace your water heater.
In this day and age; especially if you’re a senior the best policy is to not let anyone in your home unless you’ve invited them or are expecting them. Never sign for high pressure sales tactics. There are consumer laws, but the safest bet is always to inform yourself and make sure you’re fully aware of what you’re signing before you do and if you need help ask a friend or family member to review any contract or agreement.
And if you’re reading this then you’re computer savvy enough to google any company before you sign on the dotted line and look for warning signs. It’s always better to protect yourself after than to try and fix a mess after!
Have you been stung by National Home Services or another high pressure door to door sales rep? Email us your story at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our hotline at 613 361 1755