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The Traps That Trip – Google Scam Salesman That Come To Your Door
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The Traps That Trip – Google Scam Salesman That Come to Your Door

Do you buy paintings at your door? Are you sure it's not a scam? Have you had a scammer visit you? In the last two weeks they've been at our door trying hard to win our savings. Water purification plants and oil paintings for sale, two of the present scams catching people all over this country.

Two nights ago a door bell ring had a youngish woman with an artist bag of oil paintings for sale. The first reaction was how nice they were and the variety of subjects. Small illegible lines for signatures of the artists tweaked my mind, as I've a collection by local artists, that over the years, I've purchased. They were not afraid to sign with gusto, if anything they signed with pride.

Now this is not my house we're in, but my daughter showed an interest in purchasing. She invited the woman into the house and held certain pictures against the wall to see if what she liked would fit the present theme. Not being our house, Linda and I never gave our opinion, in any case art is a personal preference and tastes differ. Her husband not being home from work, stopped any immediate thought of buying and a business card asked for could not be met, but a phone number given.

When home from work, her husband smelt the rat, no business card, no studio, art from door-to-door studios. His first reaction was to Google it and social networks gave the warnings, this was not illegal, but it was a scam of cheaply produced paintings. Hundreds that sit daily, turning out or mass producing paintings, purchased by some for a pittance and then sold to the public for an exorbitant price. Is this a scam, manipulation of cheap labour, or a good business deal? The words of “artist commission” as the biggest part of the cost, a scam. This is manipulation of cheap labour, taking advantage of good artists that cannot get exposure and selling for huge gains by those that don't really need it.

The other visitor easily seen for what he was, a scam artist. A man who approached with the story he wanted to check our water quality, picked on the wrong house to try it. His request for a glass of water from the tap, then using electrolysis, to prove the water not as good as theirs from their filter system. Naturally any water sanitized by a local authority has chlorine, lime and other products in it to make it safe for human consumption. When this water treated by electrolysis, it produces ions and rusts iron particles in the water, it will now looks dirty. Their water that is merely distilled water, when like-wise treated, shows clear, why because it's purified before testing.

Try this at any other house but not this one. I'm a Green Keeper, a specialist in grasses and applications to grass and water testing and understanding of its elements. You can't pull the wool over my eyes when it comes to my speciality.


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JPSaggs  

Quality thanks...

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  about 8 years ago

Pleasure thanks for reading and following... I'm following back so I look forward to your articles.

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  about 8 years ago

Can't kid a kidder eh Rob, good article!

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks.

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  about 8 years ago

Good job!

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks Shawn.

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  about 8 years ago

Hurray! Glad you zapped the scam folks. Thanks for sharing:-)

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks Cynthia.

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  about 8 years ago

Glad to say I haven't had that experience but I'm glad you put them in their place

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks John

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  about 8 years ago
Golfspice  

If there is a buck to be made, someone will try it!

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  about 8 years ago

You can say that again it just walks over my grave that,s all.

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  about 8 years ago
C4rmen  

Oh man I guess ppl will try anything!! But really - when trying to take more than giving, the transaction in of itself is out of balance and life cant but help to right itself in someway or another. Serioulsy scammers, get a life and start to provide value to the world. Bauh! Spose that person didnt know what hit them when they knocked on yr door Rob.

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  about 8 years ago

Oh Carmen you would have been proud of me I kept my pose till he had half hung himself and then I cremated him, at the end I told him profession before he ran out of my gate. I don't think he tried anywhere else in the near vicinity.

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  about 8 years ago
C4rmen  

LOL thats awesome, ppl need to be called out when they are dishonest. Nice work.

  
  about 8 years ago

I thought that this door to door salesmen story was over. I haven't seen any of them since I was a little girl. Well, good to know they are back. We should be careful! Thanks for the information Rob.

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  about 8 years ago

they're back and this time taking advantage of the poor.

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  about 8 years ago
AJ  

Periodically we get door to door meat salesmen. I used to simply not answer the door. This is no longer an option with 2 little ones who run to the windows as soon there's a knock. Gosh I hate salesmen :(

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  about 8 years ago

That would make pretending not to be there difficult.

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  about 8 years ago

Dear Rob, There you go rob, you teach them a lesson, not to try flamming the expert. A good article.

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks Alfred

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  about 8 years ago
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