Do not fall for the tricks of swindlers when replacing water meters.

  • Dec 28, 2019

All apartments have water meters. On the periodicity of their replacement or verification is known to many. We worked in a team for the replacement of water meters. They take for their services a lot of money. Such as the replacement of one meter they cost 2500 rubles. Official replacement in the dispensation of 700 rubles. You see the difference?

Photo from personal archive.
Photo from personal archive.

Substitution counters. Water meters, at the moment, the owners of apartments have to change, verify independently. Meters are personal property. Their frequency of calibration, replacement of currently 6 years. At the expiration of this period, they must be replaced on their own or hire mechanics with the right registration of water meters.

Photo from personal archive.
Photo from personal archive.

Legend of scams: Have your counter has expired calibration 6 years or 4 years. In order to convince you of this, they are laid out in your mailboxes allegedly "Notice" that it is necessary to believe that water meters with expired calibration period. Notification that comes to your mailbox is very similar to the official "ticket". It even has a "fake web" barcode. The purpose of this notice to make you call the call center number.

Call center open work office space, where the operators, the operator's station work includes a personal computer, phone (Handset or headset), is attached to the switches or telephone exchanges may be integrated with a computer at work place.
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Photo from personal archive.
Photo from personal archive.

The call center operates in the crooks trained people well versed in psychology. His task is to force you to come at a certain time crooks. For realized application they are being paid.

Upon verification device crooks do not spend and convince the landlord to need to replace them due to a malfunction of the water meter. In case of refusal, threatened that the cost of rent will increase at times.

cheating Price: 2500 p. per meter to 10,000 and p. four instrument. Thus the cost of a new, very cheap counter, they stavili- 350 rubles. Navar of "Kommersant" with one device is 2150 rubles. For 15 minutes of work.

Photo from personal archive. Counter "Normal" for 350 rubles.
Photo from personal archive. Counter "Normal" for 350 rubles.

What to do? Finding any notice in your mailbox you must appeal to their dispensation and to find out whether such notifications were sent to do.

They provide you with the service? Unfortunately, practice shows that the return money for crooks services is not possible. The fact that the work performed by the meter replacement, they are forced to sign a contract, and it contains a fixed amount for services.

Here I figure out how you might come to the apartment and shove analyzer. Go to article.

Take care not to fall into the hands of fraudsters!

I hope the information was useful. From SW.Timofei Mikhailov. Share this article with those who want the good. Knowledge is power !