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Nationwide Home Comfort door to door assessment scam?

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Nov 8, 2011
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Nationwide Home Comfort door to door assessment scam?

Today I have someone from Nationwide Home Comfort knocking on my door asking to do some kind of residential energy assessment. For some reason I let her in to check out the furnace( a stupid move). And off course she said everything is wrong with our furnace and A/C and we could get a fine or gas cut off and stuff. She gave me a residential energy assessment form at the end and asked my parents( the home owners) to contact her.I did not sign anything or provide any information to her, but I am still paranoid and wonder if anything would happen after I let her in? Has anyone ever deal with them before?
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As long as you didn't sign anything, you should be fine.
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coolspot wrote:
Feb 19th, 2016 2:56 pm
As long as you didn't sign anything, you should be fine.
Thanks. I am worried mainly because she started saying things like if we don't upgrade our furnace she can report it to the government to have us fined and have our gas cut off. It may just be a sales tactic but I still feel uneasy about things she said.
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heysayll wrote:
Feb 19th, 2016 3:17 pm
Thanks. I am worried mainly because she started saying things like if we don't upgrade our furnace she can report it to the government to have us fined and have our gas cut off. It may just be a sales tactic but I still feel uneasy about things she said.
Sounds like a whole lot of hot air. Your only mistake was not knowing about the scam, now you know and will act accordingly the next time one of these stooges comes along.
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Water heater scammers are known for forging signatures and fraud, as long as you didn't show her any paperwork from your current rental company you should be ok.
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I agree with the other posters. However, have you told your parents - the actual homeowners, as I expect they would want to know?
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heysayll wrote:
Feb 19th, 2016 2:50 pm
Today I have someone from Nationwide Home Comfort knocking on my door asking to do some kind of residential energy assessment. For some reason I let her in to check out the furnace( a stupid move). And off course she said everything is wrong with our furnace and A/C and we could get a fine or gas cut off and stuff. She gave me a residential energy assessment form at the end and asked my parents( the home owners) to contact her.I did not sign anything or provide any information to her, but I am still paranoid and wonder if anything would happen after I let her in? Has anyone ever deal with them before?
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Apparently when they train them, they tell them if they see a lot of cars in the driveway it most likely a rental properly. For the last two visit the opening like was ..Are you the home owner? (No, obvious answer) Is this a rental property? (yes) Sorry, we will contact the landlord. I was wondering what that gave them that impression.
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Hey, like you I had one of Nationwide's representatives come to my home, and like you I was skeptical of a possible scam. However, after doing some research I found out they were a legit company, and I decided to upgrade with them. I am happy to say it was a positive experience. The agent I spoke with was very knowledgeable about what I needed in my home. I had builders model furnace which was too small, causing a lot of cool spots throughout my house. This is something my wife had been constantly complaining about. Before I had the unit installed their customer service department gave me a call explaining what I would be purchasing and how much I would be paying. After it was outlined, I signed the contract which included a free installation and a 10 year warranty. They also qualified me for rebates to aid with the cost of the unit. My unit was installed in September and I have yet to see any problems.

While you always should be vigilant of any door to door sales, I think you can breath a little easier with regards to this company.
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dennis525 wrote:
Apr 21st, 2016 7:53 pm
Hey, like you I had one of Nationwide's representatives come to my home, and like you I was skeptical of a possible scam. However, after doing some research I found out they were a legit company, and I decided to upgrade with them. I am happy to say it was a positive experience. The agent I spoke with was very knowledgeable about what I needed in my home. I had builders model furnace which was too small, causing a lot of cool spots throughout my house. This is something my wife had been constantly complaining about. Before I had the unit installed their customer service department gave me a call explaining what I would be purchasing and how much I would be paying. After it was outlined, I signed the contract which included a free installation and a 10 year warranty. They also qualified me for rebates to aid with the cost of the unit. My unit was installed in September and I have yet to see any problems.

While you always should be vigilant of any door to door sales, I think you can breath a little easier with regards to this company.
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dennis525 wrote:
Apr 21st, 2016 7:53 pm
Hey, like you I had one of Nationwide's representatives come to my home, and like you I was skeptical of a possible scam. However, after doing some research I found out they were a legit company, and I decided to upgrade with them. I am happy to say it was a positive experience. The agent I spoke with was very knowledgeable about what I needed in my home. I had builders model furnace which was too small, causing a lot of cool spots throughout my house. This is something my wife had been constantly complaining about. Before I had the unit installed their customer service department gave me a call explaining what I would be purchasing and how much I would be paying. After it was outlined, I signed the contract which included a free installation and a 10 year warranty. They also qualified me for rebates to aid with the cost of the unit. My unit was installed in September and I have yet to see any problems.

While you always should be vigilant of any door to door sales, I think you can breath a little easier with regards to this company.
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Are you the owner of said company?
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dennis525 wrote:
Apr 21st, 2016 7:53 pm
Hey, like you I had one of Nationwide's representatives come to my home, and like you I was skeptical of a possible scam. However, after doing some research I found out they were a legit company, and I decided to upgrade with them. I am happy to say it was a positive experience. The agent I spoke with was very knowledgeable about what I needed in my home. I had builders model furnace which was too small, causing a lot of cool spots throughout my house. This is something my wife had been constantly complaining about. Before I had the unit installed their customer service department gave me a call explaining what I would be purchasing and how much I would be paying. After it was outlined, I signed the contract which included a free installation and a 10 year warranty. They also qualified me for rebates to aid with the cost of the unit. My unit was installed in September and I have yet to see any problems.

While you always should be vigilant of any door to door sales, I think you can breath a little easier with regards to this company.
Obvious shill is obvious.

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