Just to let everyone know, this scam is still going on.
I just got a knock at the door a few days ago.
My g/f was home, I wasn't, she refused to let him in.
Last night they came again, and said they were there because I had called about connection problems before and they had just upgraded the lines to my apartment and were there to check if my equipment was working properly and do some minor setup on the box to utilize the new connections.
I let them in and all they did was load up my NOW TV box, look at my account info, make a call to their offices and get all my account details on how to sell me other services.
After I realized what was going on, I clearly asked the lady why they were there. She said, we're here to check if you have all the latest equipment for our services, etc, etc...she was amazing at obscuring that she was there to sell me more services and land a sale.
I even almost signed up for a new plan until I decided to analyze what was going on.
I know in HK hard sales and dodgy sales practises aren't enforced, but just a thought..that's trespassing on false pretenses of doing maintenance work...of which they did none, and are not qualified to. Both of which would be easy to prove.
Wouldn't it also be a breach of personal privacy as they loaded up my box to find out my name and account information, especially after accessing it by lying that they were there to do maintenance?
If so...I next time I would let them in...and then call the police and keep them busy till the cops arrive.
I'm sure if everyone started calling the cops at least they'd stop coming.