MPP Forster Warns of Unsolicited Door-To-Door Sales Reps in Niagara

Immediate Release

January 26th 2017

MPP Forster warns of unsolicited door-to-door sales reps in Niagara

My office has received numerous calls regarding door to door sales reps for a water treatment company in the Welland area. An 89 year old resident ended up receiving equipment they never wanted and thanks to the help of my staff, the equipment is now being removed at no cost after the company in question was contacted.

Know your rights when you sign a contract at your door. Learn about avoiding common door-to-door scams for water treatment systems, gas and electricity marketers and water softeners.  We receive numerous complaints regarding the conduct of various door-to-door sales people throughout the year. Please don’t hesitate to call us should you need any assistance.

While many legitimate businesses seek customers through door-to-door sales, there are some sales people that employ high pressure pitches and that mislead potential customers. Please keep this in mind and remember: before entering into any contract or making any purchase, take the time to verify all claims. Most importantly, if you feel pressured in making a decision, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

Homeowners are under no obligation to allow a door-to-door salesperson into their residence.  Do not share personal information unless you are sure you want to sign a contract. The Ontario Consumer Protection Act provides consumers a number of rights when making purchases and including a 10 day cooling off period and now a 20 day cooling off period for specifically water heater door to door sales.

Please call our office regarding any door to door sales issues you have.

Cindy Forster, MPP
60-102 King Street