Messages on social media regularly circulate, relaying incidents involving impersonators posing as repairmen, security or even police officers. While many of these messages are later exposed as hoaxes, it is worth heeding the advice to err on the side of caution before letting strangers inside.
Homeowners can take certain precautions, assures Charnel Hattingh, national marketing and communications manager for Fidelity ADT. “Certain individuals will always try to take advantage. “Having a cautious approach is always good and can help you avoid becoming a victim,” she said. “Impersonators are fond of creating fictional characters from the services sector and using it for their purposes. “This gives them access to your home by claiming to fix or check your alarm system, Wi-Fi network or water leaks on your property.”
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