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As the Weather Warms Up, Door-to-Door Sales Heat Up Too: BBB Tips

Vancouver, BC – Door-to-door sales is not illegal in B.C. but consumers do need to be aware of the pitfalls and potential scams that come knocking, as well as what their rights are when signing direct sales contracts.

“The biggest concern we have is aggressive sales tactics that we sometimes hear about,” says Evan Kelly, Senior Communications Advisor for BBB serving Mainland BC. “While aggressive selling is not illegal, we hear about questionable companies that travel around demanding to inspect your furnace based on some non-existent government program is unethical. Consumers need to do their due diligence before making big purchases.”

BBB offers seven tips to get the work done properly and protect against fraudulent operators:

 

Some popular door-to-door schemes include: