UPDATE at 7:12 PM — Jared Priestner, the CEO of Go Auto, has since written a public post on the Go Auto Facebook page in this regard:
BEWARE: There are at least four people in the Edmonton area that are attempting to scam innocent people by taking advantage of the local Go Auto corporation.
Go Auto does not employ door to door salespersons or anything of this nature. Please be entirely aware of this.
Melissa McKay says that the duo said they were:
…in the neighborhood to see if they could help refinance people’s vehicles at a lower rate.Melissa McKay
Jeremy McKay – the one filming the incident says:
I was aggravated they knocked on my door ignoring my “no soliciting” sign. I called GoAuto and they informed me they do not do door to door soliciting. I asked them to leave my neighborhood and was attacked.Jeremy McKay
NOTICE (10:20 PM, July 23): The original video was removed from McKay’s Facebook account.
UPDATE (10:25 PM, July 24): The video is now on our YouTube account. View it below.
Warning: Video below contains coarse language.
Notice that there are two more presumably-fraudulent Go Auto employees sitting in the front seats of the grey vehicle seen in the video above.
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It is unknown if the vehicle belongs to the people in question, if it was rented, or if it was stolen. The vehicle has a commercial license plate with no other markings.
Jeremy managed to get a clear shot of the license plate and reported it to the Edmonton Police Service.
An officer made her way to the McKay’s home to speak of the incident and write a full report with the details they’ve garnered.
EPS just left, She was super swamped so it’s not her fault, but she was super nice and really kind of changed my view of them a little bit tonight. Anyways, they’re looking into this thing, running the plate and police stuff.Jeremy McKay
STORY CONTINUES BELOW
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As you’ll notice, not only are they breaking the law by impersonation and fraudulent behavior, but they don’t seem to mind verbally or physically attacking either.
Jeremy McKay is asking locals to share this video/story to all Edmontonians to help spread awareness.
The video had been shared roughly 640 times & viewed roughly 24,000 times at the time of this publication.
This article was written by Jody Mitoma.