duct cleaning scam
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|Tue, 09-03-2013 - 7:58pm|
Those in Ontario have probably heard of the Duct cleaning scam. There is a tele-marketing company in Pakistan, pretending to be in Toronto, calling and trying to arrange duct cleaning in your home. If you agree, you have some "fly by night" idiots come to your home (if they show up) and pretend to clean your ducts and then charge you lots of money.
They do not take no for an answer and are not stop by the "no call list". They are not in Canada so they ignore any requests to "not call again".
Anyways, they called "yet again" last night. I thought I would have some fun.
I let the young man do his pitch and then asked where was he calling from.
"Toronto", he said. Did he know where I was? He answered "Ottawa, Canada". He added that they do work in Ottawa. (If he was really in Toronto, he would not added Canada unless he was a total idiot. People in Toronto do know that Ottawa is in Canada.). I then asked if he knew how far Ottawa is from Toronto. I could hear him typing (i.e. checking the internet) and then he answered 300 miles.
Well, I said, miles is not what we use in Canada. I do not understand "miles". So, I asked him again.. how far is Ottawa from Toronto. He keep saying 300 miles, this went on for several times. I then asked him if he was younger tham 60? 50? 40? Any young person living in Canada would not use miles.
The kids were home and they were laughing hysterically.
I know.. I bad.