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How to Avoid Door-to-Door Scams

This summer, thousands of ‘doorknockers’ will prey on neighborhoods across America. Their goal is to trick you by using a door-to-door scam tactic. They try to get you to switch to another home security provider, often through deceptive practices that may leave you stuck with unexpected expenses or contract. We’ve found this adorable castle-themed guide in order to help you stay safe by being able to properly identify and react to door-to-door scams. 

  • Simpson Security will never come over unannounced. If someone comes to your door claiming to be from Simpson Security, they are lying. That’s right. Simpson Security will NEVER come to your door trying to sell you something.


  • Never let a salesman into your home. Letting a stranger into your house is incredibly dangerous. If you hear a knock on your door and a stranger is there, use caution! Check it out first! It’s always best to use the peep hole or a window to see who is at the door prior opening it. Particularly, if you are home alone – ask them to identify themselves before opening the door. If you are concerned, it’s absolutely okay to turn them away without opening your door. It’s not rude to protect yourself. Your safety is a priority.


  • When in doubt, shut the door. If at any time you no longer want to talk to a salesman, just shut your door. According to this article by the AARP, this poor couple got scammed out of over $8,000 by a door to door salesman.

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Simpson Security has been protecting the people of Central Louisiana since 1991. Our President/CEO, Keith Simpson, started this company out of his and his wife’s two bedroom apartment. Over 26 years later, we are the top security company in Central Louisiana and one of the top Special Systems Integrators in the Gulf Coast Region. Give us a call today to receive a free estimate on your new Home Security System.

Comments (3)

  • Shawn McLeod

    I have recently been visited by two alarm companies. Can I request a quote from your?

    July 28, 2017 at 3:28 pm
    • Cole Simpson

      Sure thing! If you go to, there is a form to fill out and one of our salesmen will give you a call!

      Or you could give us a call at (318) 443-3391. Our Quotes are free and we’ll be glad to help!

      July 28, 2017 at 4:47 pm
  • Alva Schoonhoven

    Some genuinely interesting info, well written!

    October 13, 2017 at 9:24 am

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