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Oppo PSA: beware of door-to-door salesmen

Last night, I was having some beers with my brother in law. A well-dressed man in a Nissan Hardbody pulls up and proceeds to attempt to sell ADT security to us.

The conversation kept going and going. There were some sales tactics in there, but it was all fear-mongering. When asked to describe the actual product, he kept avoiding the subject. He also asked several times what we owned and how many entrances there were to this home. He had a bogus story about being an independent contractor under some subsidiary selling ADT.

Things turned south for him when I revealed that I actually had ADT, and pointed out inconsistencies in his prices scheme. He was then like, “Yeah it would be closer to that amount I guess.” My brother in law said several times, “You ask a lot of weird questions.”

We stumble to the end, and my BIL said he’d have to think about it. The initially aggressive salesman suddenly can’t wait to leave.

“Do you have a brochure?”

“Nah, man. I’m just offering a one-time deal from ADT.”

“And you have... no information at all.


“Do you have a business card?”

“Are you gonna buy from me?”

“I’m gonna think about it, how about that card?”

“It’s just a one time offer.”

“Well I guess you got your answer.”

“You don’t think I’m legit?”

“You’re not legit. You’re asking me all these questions, you don’t have any paperwork, you don’t have a card.”


The salesman is backpedaling towards his truck. He gets in and drive to the back of the cul-de-sac and u-turns. We stand in front of his truck.


“Oh you’re gonna take pictures of my plate huh?”

“Yeah that’s the idea.”

“You could have just asked if I’m legit, instead of making a big deal out of it.”


“I DID ask. Three times.”

“You don’t have to—”

“I’m calling the cops right now.”

He yells out something and floors it.

We called corporate this morning. They confirm he doesn’t work for the company and that everything we say was a familiar scam. The Lake Stevens police have multiple reports about this person.


Basically the scam is to scout your house while “selling” you something. Then their buddies come back later and steal your shit.

So anyway, be careful.

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