Local group warns against travelling heat pump sales

Record Staff

ACEF Estrie, the local association for the protection of consumers’ rights, is warning the population against a solicitation scam that is circulating in the area. Reported in the St-Denis de Brompton, Coaticook, and Asbestos areas this past week, the scam is being carried out by two or three different groups who ask questions regarding heating costs and are quite insistent about making an appointment. One of the businesses falsely claims to have been mandated by Hydro-Sherbrooke, while another claims to be working on behalf of Réno-Climat and they are likely to be businesses selling heat pumps or attic insulation and decontamination services. The ACEF is reminding the population that, by law, everyone has a legal right to cancel a door-to-door sales contract within ten days of signing and advises people never to sign a contract under pressure. See full story in the Monday, Jan. 20 edition of The Record

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