Door to door scammer?
November 26, 2012 5:04 PM Subscribe
I think there's a scammer going door-to-door in my apartment building -- what do I do?
posted by DoubleLune to law & government (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live in an apartment building that has a separate front door key, but of course people follow people in, so it's not terribly hard to get in.
I had someone knock on my door (she's going door-to-door in the building) and ask for a copy of my electric bill to make sure I'm getting the 15% discount I'm supposed to be getting. Now, I had already thrown mine out so she told me she'd come back at another time.
I didn't think until after she left that it was odd, and when I searched I found these Liberty Power scams in my area (Philly) where they pretty much do what I described. But... maybe I get my power through an intermediary? She seemed to be holding a bunch of bills that had "Liberty" on them -- but yeah, it doesn't add up. So, I called my landlord but they're closed (management company). I don't know if she's still in the building -- what do I do? Call the cops? Leave the landlord a message? Post on our apartment notice board? I'm not at risk, but I'm concerned that all of my neighbors are.