A door to door security company sales team claimed to have a grant from the City of Omaha. A potential customer questions that sales pitch.
Wireless security systems would be installed free of charge in a northeast Omaha neighborhood. Homeowners would have to agree to a three year contract for about $40 a month to monitor the system. Cheryl who doesn’t want her last name revealed said,” They said the city is giving us $250,000 due to high crime rate to help homeowners install new security systems. Its convinces people that the city of Omaha is behind it and its ok.”
However Six On Your Side checked with the mayor’s grant administrator who said there are no grants by the city to an organization to install security systems.
The President of the Better Business Bureau contacted the salesman for Safe Haven Security of Kansas City. The salesman confirmed over the phone the company did claim to have a city grant but the money is all gone. When asked who in the city would confirm that claim the salesman promised to call Six On Your Side. No return call has been received as of Monday evening.
BBB President Jim Hegarty said, “We’re seeing red flags all over the place and they’re related to what appears to be misperceptions and misrepresentations by the company.”
The salesman said the company is not trying to deceive customers only provide a quality wireless security system.