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More from Inside Edition: http://bit.ly/2bF0iuC A home security company has been accused of ripping out the signs of rival businesses and using deceptive practices to convince homeowners to switch to their alarm systems. The company, Alder, held a training session where Inside Edition producer Charlie McLravy attended while posing as a recruit. An Alder salesmen was caught on camera trying to convince homeowners to switch their ADT contract by offering a free upgrade. ADT is currently suing Alder for deceptive and misleading sales practices.
More from Inside Edition: http://bit.ly/2bF0iuC An investigation has found that some valet companies are handing cars over to people without tickets, allowing them to take off with vehicles they don't own. An Inside Edition investigation put valet companies to the test after interviewing a man whose car was given to a thief when he left it with a valet. Josh Gelle said he returned from dinner in Newport Beach, Calif., and found the valet had given his car away to a man who asked for it without showing a ticket.
Cops say it's a scam victimizing hundreds of men around the country; beautiful flirty women stealing Rolex watches from men they meet in nightclubs. Arvin Malhi told Inside Edition that he was sporting his new $28,000 Rolex while at a bachelor party in Miami when 24-year-old Liliana Vanegas approached him. "She wasn't interested in me, she was clearly interested in my watch," he said. As he started falling asleep, he said he saw her swipe his watch from the night table and take off.
INSIDE EDITION's House of Shame series is putting more home repairmen to the test - this time to see if they give a fair deal for cleaning an air vent. After hiding cameras throughout a rented house, we called local technicians to check out vents that can build up with dust, debris and mold. One repairman tried to charge $700 to clean and sanitize the air duct system, which only needed a basic cleaning.
It's a frustrating crime that's happening more often than ever as packages are being snatched off porches, and most of the culprits are getting away scot-free. Inside Edition attempted to catch a porch pirate in the act by leaving bait boxes outside several different homes. What the thieves don't know is that a GPS tracking device was placed inside each box with a $250 speaker. The electronics were placed inside the box, sealed up and left on the front porches of three homes in Clifton, N.J.
INSIDE EDITION's House of Shame series is putting more contractors to the test - this time to see if they give a fair deal for a roof that our experts say only needs minor repairs. After hiding cameras throughout a rented New Jersey house, we had ...