(Michigan City, IN) - The Michigan City Police Department is warning local residents about some shady business practices from a heating and air conditioning company that operates in the area.
The company, which police did not identify, displays signage, advertising so-called expert and cost-effective repairs on A/C units. It’s when they perform a free consultation that the funny business starts.
Police say a technician may check on an existing A/C unit and turn it off or otherwise disable it, telling the homeowner that the system needs to be replaced. Upon getting a second opinion from another company, one Michigan City homeowner was told their system had simply been turned off.
Police remind residents to do their research, check references, and don’t fall for high pressure deals.
If you have evidence that a company is up to no good, let the authorities know. You can contact police via Facebook Messenger, through the crime tip hotline number of 219-873-1488, or the WeTip Hotline for General Crime (800) 78-CRIME and possibly receive a reward upon an arrest and conviction. All WeTip call information is sent directly to the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office. You can always request to remain anonymous.