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You cannot trust anyone claiming to be an electrician OKC. Residents should be able to tell between the real deal and a scammer looking for quick cash. The unscrupulous folk out there looking to trick you with their façades expect you not to detect some very specific red flags. However, we as the OKC electrician you trust with your home’s electrical safety will unravel their trickery so that you know when you are dealing with a scammer. Such distasteful characters will take your money and leave you high and dry or put you and your family in danger.

Spotting an electrical scam

Like any other scam out there, the plan is usually faultless to the unsuspecting customer. However, if you know what to look out for then you should find them out soon enough. Here are some signs you need to be on the lookout for:

E-mail scams 

These are some of the most prevalent scams no matter what industry you are in. The scammer may pretend to be your usual electricity provider or present themselves as a new provider looking to win you over as a client. Check the email carefully and identify anything that is off such as spelling or a misplaced number. Such emails typically ask for payment for services, which would probably be done through phone if you were dealing with company itself.

Employ a lot of scare tactics

Such scams only work if you are making the decision under pressure; that way, you don’t have much time to think over and recognize the scam. Such tactics work well when the scammer approaches you at your home or calls you on the phone. The best thing is to never make any decisions on the spot. Such work follows certain protocol which you should insist on finding out. Besides, companies do not practice the door-to-door approach these days.

Asking for upfront payment

Scammers are always keen to make some quick money and disappear as fast as they can so that they are long gone before you unravel what happened. Some of these scammers do their homework and come off as professionals in every sense of the word. The only part of their act that lets them down is how they pressure you for upfront payments. A scammer, no matter how professional they look, will ask for quick payment and even proceed to ask for your credit card details over the phone. You’d rather delay a payment than pay too quickly only to find out that you lost your money to a scammer.

It is important that you are always on the lookout for a scam because fraudsters   count on you to be off your guard to take advantage. You can count on us for our professional services whenever you need an electrician in your home or commercial premises. With our services, you can always expect the best and not have to worry about anything. Reach out to us and we will be glad to get you safe, reasonably priced services and fast.

 

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