Ind. AG suing Ill. business for impersonating home security company

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is suing an Illinois man and his business, claiming he was impersonating a home security company.

The suit was filed against Jerome Edmond and USA Promotion.

The Attorney General’s Office says it got around 160 complaints about “robo-calls” advertising security systems from ADT. Most of the complaints were from Marion, Hamilton and Hendricks Counties after several high-profile home invasions.

Reportedly, the pre-recorded message stated, in part:

“This is a public safety call.  Due to the rise in residential burglaries in your community ADT will be giving you a free ADT Home Security Alarm System with free installation and activation which means you pay absolutely nothing out of pocket for this security system.  This promotion expires in your community this week so it’s important you return our phone call right away.  You can reach us toll-free at —-.”

ADT representatives said the company didn’t make the calls.

The Attorney General’s Office says you should be aware of people offering free home security systems.

Officials said the seller sometimes uses that tactic to pressure homeowners into signing long-term monitoring contracts.

Consumers can register for the “Do Not Call List” for their residential landline, cell, VOIP or prepaid wireless numbers for free by visiting or by calling 1.888.834.9969.  Those consumers who receive an unwanted call can file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office by visiting this website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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