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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bell Canada Imposters

Bell Canada Employee Imposters – Scoping for future break-ins.

Be aware that there are people targetting our area posing as Bell employees to scope out your property for future break-and-enters. Here is the detail regarding the incidents which occurred on Rathburn Rd. and on Thorncrest Rd.

Rathburn Rd. – March 27
“Yesterday I had a white clean cut guy and an eastern european looking woman come to my door at 2:30pm.

They said they were with Bell and the guy had an old Bell Aliant ID card on – I know that Bell Aliant only operates in the East coast provinces and the logo was atleast 4 years out of date. The woman didn’t have anything ‘Bell’ on her, but had a paper that they tried to make look like a survey, but was nothing like what  a telco carrier would use. They had bright orange vests on and no vehicle.

I relayed all of the above to them and asked them for business cards – they looked shocked and had no business cards. The guy said “he just moved from New Brunswick and it was his first day” (they are fast thinkers).

They wanted to get into my backyard to check on the ‘Fibe cabling’. I knew we cannot get and do not have Fibe TV in our area, nor was there anything related to Bell cabling in my backyard. I told them they would NEVER get into my backyard without business cards. The woman offered for me to call her ‘boss’. I know from working with Bell that they never use the term ‘boss’ but rather ‘manager’.

These were fakes.

I shut the door, then watched them go to my neighbour’s house who were not home, then walk down the street to the next house on the north side of Rathburn Rd. They are obviously scoping out for future break-ins.

I have spoken with the Police, they agreed they are total imposters and they will be increasing patrols looking for these people.”
Thorncrest Rd. – March 18
“I wanted to ask you if you have had any neighbours express concern about Bell reps coming door to door selling Fibe TV, internet and cell packages. We had two guys come to the door last night at 9:10 – one wearing a Bell jacket.

After they left we checked Bell’s website to see if Fibe was available in our area – which it is not – and a call to Bell this morning confirmed that it would not be for the next three to six months at least. They could not understand why Bell reps would be door to door selling something not yet available.”
A Police report is being completed on this incident as well.

If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, please contact the Police.
If you see a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.