BEAUPORT, QC, Jan. 25, 2017 /CNW/ - The Department has been informed of individuals claiming to represent Environment and Climate Change Canada's EcoAction Community Funding Program to gain access to homes.
In Quebec, residents in the areas of Beauport, Montreal, and the city of Québec have reported that two men identifying themselves as working for an organization associated with the EcoAction program have knocked on their door and requested to inspect their heating system to determine if they might qualify for government programs. Once allowed entry into the home, the individuals proceed to inspect a number of items, including home security systems.
Environment and Climate Change Canada and the EcoAction program are not involved in any door-to-door campaigns related to the inspection of home heating systems. Residents should not allow individuals claiming to represent any organizations associated with this program to enter their home. Residents who are approached by these individuals should contact their local police. Information about such fraud can also be reported to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has the most recent information on the latest fraudulent activities.
SOURCE Environment and Climate Change Canada
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For further information: Caitlin Workman, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 819-938-9436; Media Relations, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll free)