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Letter: Don’t fall for home heating scam

By: Letter to the Editor

 | Mar 31, 2014 - 1:07 PM |
I am writing in the hopes of informing and warning people of a scam we have fallen into.

A salesman from an out-of-town heating company phoned, then came to our house to sell an upgrade to our heating system.

He claimed to have access to government grants for us if we rented their appliance. Of course, that was not applicable to our situation.

The next day, two young, fast-talking, informed technicians came to inspect our system, and aggressively suggested a solution within a rapid installation timeline.

We foolishly agreed.

The costs are significantly higher than explained. The contract, in the fine print, states your payment will increase 3.5 per cent yearly for an indefinite period of time.

The company also claims the right to remove payments from your bank account at any time, without advance notice or explanation. Beware and be wise. Do not deal with these people.

Ray and Audrey Marion
Greater Sudbury

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