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“because of the recent spike in crime in this neighborhood we’re doing a door to door offering of our services.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 15, 2016 at 1:05 pm 50 Comments

safestreets

“Dear PoPville,

Kind of odd.

Last night (8:45pm) I got a knock on the door. When I looked out the window I saw someone with a yellow ADT vest on. When I opened the door the representative said, “because of the recent spike in crime in this neighborhood we’re doing a door to door offering of our services.”

Ironically he asked if he could come inside to discuss (are you kidding me) and when I said no he asked when a good time would be. (I can still hear him now going door to door with the same pitch.). I simply told him we weren’t interested.

He gave me his card with a name on it. By the looks of the card he seems legit but I for one am not comfortable with anyone asking if they can come in our home at this time of day to discuss home security AND I think it’s a little smarmy to target DC neighborhoods because of a perceived uptick in crime (especially if you’re from Fredericksburg VA).

Attached is the card I got. Legit or not, be safe.”

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