Man dealing with pest control scam buzzes 2 On Your Side for help


BATON ROUGE – Pest control services are becoming a nuisance for one man in Baton Rouge. He says he canceled his service after he wasn’t satisfied with the product. Soon after, he discovered charges in his bank account that he couldn’t explain.

Edson Oppong told 2 On Your Side he enjoys taking care of his yard. He says he was in his backyard last month cutting the grass when a man selling pest control services approached him.

Oppong says he was sold on an outdoor pest control service. At first, the price was more than Oppong wanted to spend, but that’s when Hawx Pest Control told him they were running a special.

“He said, ‘This week we’re running a special,'” said Oppong. “‘If you sign up today you’re only going to pay $50 a month.'”

At first, Oppong didn’t have his credit card. The salesman told him he would come back to get the card number later that evening and did. Oppong says he asked the salesman if he needed to sign anything…

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