While the solar industry is doing its best to provide energy-saving devices, they still aren’t free from businesses that go out of their way to use them and scam customers. For example, they might be offering a free replacement to your solar panels, which turns out to be inferior to the ones you already have. If you’re out looking around for energy-saving devices, such as solar systems and you stumble upon a deal that seems too good to be true, it probably is. However, differentiating genuine companies from non-genuine ones can be quite a hassle.
That said, there are some things to keep in mind that’ll help you avoid anyone trying to sell you their solar devices. Here are three tactics you must be aware of to avoid solar scams:
If anyone contacts you unexpectedly by a phone call, by knocking at your door, or by meeting you in person, and they offer you solar solutions, pay close attention. What they’re going to offer is likely a scam, especially if they’re asking you to sign up on the spot. If such are caught in such a situation, know that you much decline their offer.
If you want to find out whether they’re genuine or trying to scam you, ask for details about their company. Do so by telling them that you’d use these details to contact them later. If the person insists that you sign up immediately without giving any company information, it is more than likely a scam.
Social media is ever becoming more popular as a channel for companies to market their products to consumers. At the same time, many uncertified companies also use social media platforms as a means to prey on unaware individuals.
When you’re surfing through social media, you may run into a solar advertisement. If you’re interested, make sure that you do plenty of research on the company beforehand by reading up reviews and comparing what they offer against similar offerings from other competitors. If what they are offering seems too good to be true, then you know that you must stay away from them.
While telemarketing is a legitimate way to advertise various products to target consumers, not all telemarketers have genuine intent. When it comes to the solar industry, telemarketers will usually call their consumers to figure out whether or not they’re interested in solar solutions.
If you say you are interested, telemarketers will request your details, which will then be passed on to the solar company who will then contact you later. While this is legal, scammers will often contact those who are even on the “Do Not Call Registry.” If you are under this registry and still receive calls from telemarketers, know that you’re most likely being scammed.
No matter which industry you’re dealing with, whether it is solar or not, scammers are out and about trying to cheat people out of their money. Sure, you’ll find those who are offering legitimate products, but always keep a sharp eye before making a purchase.
With the tips given in this article, you know the various tactics that various scammers use to cheat people.
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