Posted by my friend and colleague, Laurie Burke. Don’t fall for a scam like this!
It’s a typical scenario: the phone rings and on the other end is an appointment setter announcing she represents a home improvement company working in your area. She asks you a few questions and sure enough, her company can have a salesman come out to meet with you about your project.
The happened to my elderly mother, who had a visit from the salesperson who spent two hours in her house for a high pressure sales call for a patio enclosure. It seems the older one gets the more the phone rings with cold-callers wanting to sell you something!
Fortunately she didn’t sign a contract but unfortunately not before he got her ID and Social Security number to check her credit for instant approval.
With a swift search I found out this is a slick operation that prays upon unsuspecting elderly people. He left no business card, no written estimate…
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