Warning about telephone solicitation

North Bay, ON – November 25, 2016 – The City of North Bay would like to alert the public to a business from the Ottawa area that is soliciting people by telephone in an attempt to sell furnaces.

These individuals are coming across as government officials and are mentioning the Ontario Home Energy grant program in order to make appointments to meet homeowners.  They have also been requesting past electrical and gas bills in order to provide the homeowner with the amount of potential savings.   

Because this business is pre-booking appointments they do not require a Door to Door Sales License.

Residents are advised to be aware of possible scams, and exercise caution when contacted by unsolicited sales persons that use aggressive sales tactics or request entry to the home or personal information.

The City of North Bay is a city of 54,000 people situated between the shores of Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake. For information on City services and programs, North Bay residents, businesses and visitors can visit www.cityofnorthbay.ca