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BBB teams with security industry to fight fraud

May 23, 2018Paul Ragusa

BATON ROUGE, La.—As one of the leading states for deceptive sales practices, Louisiana consumers will be targets of deceptive doorknockers this summer who con them into switching their alarm service. Common ploys include offering an “upgrade,” or saying their current alarm company is “out-of-business.” To combat these elicit practices, the Better Business Bureau teamed up with the Louisiana State Fire Marshal, local victims, ADT and national industry associations...

ADT, BBB, Better Business Bureau, deceptive sales practices, The Monitoring Association (TMA)

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APT wins against ADT

March 11, 2015Amy Canfield

SALT LAKE CITY—Alarm Protection Technology (APT) is the victor in its legal battle with residential security giant ADT.A U.S. District Court jury in West Palm Beach, Fla., decided in two hours in late February that APT, based here, did not infringe upon the name and trademark of ADT, based in Boca Raton, Fla., and that its sales reps did not engage in fraudulent and deceptive sales tactics.“The jury clearly saw that ADT's allegations were unfounded and returned a very quick verdict—a...

Adam Christian, ADT, Alarm Protection Technology, APT, deceptive sales practices, trademark infringement

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