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WQA calls attention to possible scam in Corpus Christi
Similar to North Carolina firm fraudulently passing itself off as the WQA
December 27, 2016
LISLE, Ill. – The Water Quality Association (WQA) today called attention to an apparent scam in Corpus Christi, Texas in which a man and woman claiming to be from WQA were going door to door passing themselves off as water inspectors.
"WQA has a strict code of ethics for our members and for manufacturers of water treatment products,” said WQA’s Deputy Executive Director Pauli Undesser. “Our members don’t solicit door-to-door or use scare tactics as a way to generate business."
WQA was made aware of a similar situation in Raleigh, North Carolina in which a company claiming to be aligned with WQA tried to persuade residents to have their drinking water tested. In the case of Corpus Christi, the strangers knocking on doors tried to sell homeowners a water softener or another type of water treatment device, according to reports.
If residents are concerned, they can find a list of qualified water treatment professionals on the WQA website, wqa.org. Any water treatment professional should be able to show proper identification and would most likely be representing a company, not the WQA.
WQA is a not-for-profit trade association representing the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry. Since 1959, the WQA Gold Seal certification program has been certifying products that contribute to the safe consumption of water. The WQA Gold Seal program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
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