PSA: City Warns Residents About Phoney Sales-Pitches
Ottawa - The City of Ottawa continues to warn residents to be vigilant of door-to-door salespeople making false claims about working with or on behalf of the City.
The City has recently received complaints from residents who have been contacted by salespeople falsely claiming to be working on behalf of the City and requesting access to resident’s homes to “inspect” furnaces and air conditioners.
The City of Ottawa is committed to protecting public safety, including protecting homeowners and residents from fraud. The City ensures that all of its employees carry City-issued photo identification to be presented upon request. Except for emergency situations, any visits that may require access to homes or businesses by City staff or City contractors are scheduled in advance. Any resident who is directly contacted by a person claiming to work for or on behalf of the City of Ottawa is asked to check their identification and, if concerns remain, to contact the City by calling 3-1-1 (613-580-2400).
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