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Careful using The Alarm Exchange / cs webinars 
August 12, 2020
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Careful using The Alarm Exchange
            Careful using The Alarm Exchange.  It is an open forum and apparently the low life’s have found it and are attempting their scams.  Confirm who you are doing business with when using the Parts for Sale.  
            Thought your readers  should be aware of this scam (we already had this experience  on the ‘ exchange’ -  but not to worry, we recognized it as bogus.)
       It goes like this: Individual inquires about something for sale. You make the deal and they promise to send you a check for the amount agreed. You receive a check from some third party source for 3 times the amount agreed on.  When you inform the buyer of the discrepancy they say “No worries, just give the difference to our ‘courier’ in cash who will be picking up the equipment”.
      In our case instead of depositing the check I actually reached out to the credit union and talked to the loss prevention rep. who swiftly told me the check was essentially ‘rubber’ (bad).
      There are variations of the scam but since we had it happen from items we had listed on the exchange I thought your reader should know about this.
 Thanks Much
Name withheld
            A day does not go by without me getting an email asking me to represent some foreign company buy or sell huge equipment [oil rigs are popular], or represent a company in some contract transaction, or assist getting money out of a country or get an inheritance, or some other hair brain idea.  For the most part you need a fairly high Greed meter and fairly low bullshit meter to fall for one of these scams.
            Do not ship goods unless you’ve been paid with recognizable and cleared funds.  Do not give wire instructions.  Be careful.  If it sounds too good to be true, well, as Biden says, you know the rest.  

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Electronix Systems C.S.A:  August 18, 2020  12 PM ET
Emergency 24:   August 19, 2020 12 PM ET
Central station webinars
            Not all central stations on The Alarm Exchange have opted to participate as of yet.  You still have time.  Contact our Concierge Coordinator Stacy Spector, Esq at or 516 747 6700 x 304.  You just might pick up one or more dealers.
            And, speaking of dealers, selecting the right central station is important; there’s lots to consider.  K&K is saving you the trip to Vegas and bouncing from one booth to another, stuffing your pockets with candy and pens [not that there is anything wrong with that].  You have and you will be hearing from the best of the best in this webinar series.  
            Keep in mind that any legitimate central station is going to require you to sign a Dealer Agreement.  This isn’t a car rental contract at the airport.  It can be modified and you need to ask for those modifications.  I’ve designed a Rider that applies to every central station Dealer Agreement because it includes all the provisions a dealer should be asking for and is entitled to.  If you are negotiating with a new central station or re-negotiating with your current central station, be sure to get the Rider.  It’s $500 and well worth it.  Order it at in the Monitoring Centers Contracts category.
Central Station* 2020 webinar series K&K is hosting webinars by central stations, one at a time, who will address "why you should be using our central station".  Each webinar will be approximately 20 minutes and then Q&A opportunity.  See what your central station has to offer or what others offer, enabling you to choose the right central station for you.  You should be using a central station listed on The Alarm Exchange to be assured of quality and more importantly, accountability.
  *  only central stations on The Alarm Exchange will be invited to participate

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