SPOKANE--The Spokane County Sheriff's office is investigating a scam hitting the area involving a home security company.
In recent months employees from Vision Security Systems have been in the Spokane area according to officials. Employees have told citizens without security systems the Sheriff's Office has received a grant and is paying for installation of new security systems.
Employees have also contacted homeowners with existing security systems. Homeowners have been told they need to make changes to their system and sign a new contract through Vision Security. The homeowner has then been charged a higher price than the contract stated.
In some cases, the homeowner still got charged with their original security system company as well as a new charge through Vision Security. This is a sixty-month contract that the homeowner only has three days to cancel according to officials.
The Spokane County Sheriff's Office said they do not have a contract for installation of home security systems with any company. Vision Security is a legitimate company, but employees are allegedly lying to customers and allegedly forging contracts.
Detective M. Stewart is asking any victims of this scam to contact him via e-mail at MAStewart@spokanesheriff.org.