We were at a county run event in a county park in NJ, and a man came around asking if people wanted "free child safe kits." The man never said he was from a life insurance company, and my husband stupidly signed up. When he told me I was immediately uncomfortable, he had already filled out the form with our son's information and our address - ***.
So the guy calls up to deliver our "child safe kit" and my husband tries to dodge the calls, but they are relentless. They have been calling us for 6 months straight, not taking "NO" for an answer. Again, they never once told us they were going to try to sell us life insurance. They called again tonight, so my husband made an appointment.
I told him I did NOT want some strangers coming to our house, we have no idea of who these people are, and calling for 6 months straight trying to get into our home really gave me the creeps. I felt something was off, I spoke with my mother and also with a local detective who is a friend of mine, and they both agreed with me, something was wrong. I then demanded that my husband give me their number so I could call them back to cancel the appointment, and it was only then when my call was sent to the switchboard that I found out it was a life insurance agency.
I know that if they show up they will give us a high pressure sales pitch, and it is very underhanded and dishonest to use this "free child safe kit" to corner customers into buying policies, especially when our local PD gives the same thing for free with no sales pitch attached. I know part of the blame lies with my husband, but this company's lie by omission, pushy phone calls, 6 months of harassment, and unethical use of parents concern for their children to make a sale is just dishonest and appalling.