Would you let Installer people come into your house unannounced?

June 17, 2016 2:10am CST
I just experience this now. As in now. Some installer from telecom company called me and told me that they will install our internet line. But our schedule is for tomorrow, not today. They said that they are "within the area" that's why they decided to come to our house to install. I didn't let them in because its not yet our schedule day. And my husband is not around so we're all girls here. I made the right decision right?
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@AkoPinay (10030)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
You are right. But I might allow them if I am 100% sure that they are real installers and if I live in a subdivision near the security guards and there are CCTV's. LOL! There are criminals who pretend to be the installer of something as we saw on TV so it is better to play safe.
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17 Jun 16
I think they are the real installer.But I don't want male strangers coming to house when my husband is not around. Yes, I'm more careful now or even paranoid because of the news.
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@akalinus (17325)
• United States
17 Jun 16
@graciemac I try to ask my son to be home when someone comes to the house. Even if he is sleeping, I feel better having him there. And I can scream loud enough to wake him up, I hope. I have heard the tales of what people you hire to work are capable of doing after hours. Can't be too careful.
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• New Delhi, India
17 Jun 16
Usually they call first & then they come. You made a correct decision
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@ilocosboy (34371)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
you made the right decision, you should not trust these days, follow the sked.
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17 Jun 16
I also told the installers to remind their own family not to let other people in their houses. Haha... Anyways, they will come back tomorrow. Maybe I can treat them nice next time.
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@ilocosboy (34371)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
@graciemac that is right, nice move, we should always alert
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@akalinus (17325)
• United States
17 Jun 16
@graciemac I guess you could have called the company and asked if these guys are really the right ones.
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@Chungshop (2363)
17 Jun 16
Prevention is better than cure. Careless will caused trouble. Yes you make the right decision, not your fault is their mistake.
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17 Jun 16
Yes. its just that they are very eager to do it now. They're rushing me, not even allowing me to call my husband so that we can decide together. In the end, I get angry and told them to come back tomorrow. If not, I'll report them to their company/ contractor.
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@akalinus (17325)
• United States
17 Jun 16
@graciemac Try to have someone there with you when they come back. Even if you have to hire a neighbor to be there for the duration.
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@Chungshop (2363)
18 Jun 16
@akalinus Is better to have some partner there.
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@Genipher (5136)
• United States
18 Jun 16
I would have asked them to wait while I called the company to confirm. If they were legit then, hey, you got your service a day faster! Was your husband going to be around on the scheduled day of installation?
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20 Jun 16
Thanks for the concern guys.. It seems my decision was right.. Things got a little complicated as of today.It seems those guys really have some "bad" plans for us last Friday. We already coordinated with the telecom concerned.And to be safe, we cancelled our application to the internet service. The telecom company requested us to submit an incident report. We'll submit it tomorrow so that they can trace & do some legal actions against those people.
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@Genipher (5136)
• United States
20 Jun 16
@graciemac Wow. So they weren't the real deal? Scary!! Hopefully they'll be able to catch those guys before anyone gets hurt!