Carpet cleaning door-to-door scam

Carpet cleaning door-to-door scam

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Spanky

Shreveport, LA

#1 Nov 6, 2012
An older gentleman came to my door this afternoon and said he was going around offering a one room carpet cleaning for free and then handed me this printed off raffle ticket for $1000 drawing. I looked at his vehicle and there was a driver and at least one other passenger. Front license plate was from Texas. Has this happened to anybody else in Natchitoches lately? Just kinda spooked me. I informed Natchitoches PD of it just to be cautious.

Since: Jul 12

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#2 Nov 6, 2012
Came by my mother-in-laws house. Skinny fellow with a moustache. She declined,he left.
yikes

United States

#3 Nov 6, 2012
Hope they are not trying to get into people's homes to case them and come back later.
Diana

Deridder, LA

#4 Jan 24, 2013
Spanky wrote:
An older gentleman came to my door this afternoon and said he was going around offering a one room carpet cleaning for free and then handed me this printed off raffle ticket for $1000 drawing. I looked at his vehicle and there was a driver and at least one other passenger. Front license plate was from Texas. Has this happened to anybody else in Natchitoches lately? Just kinda spooked me. I informed Natchitoches PD of it just to be cautious.
Same thing happened to my 87 year old mother down in Pitkin, LA., on January 21, 2013. Buyer Beware!
Hello

United States

#5 Jan 25, 2013
Spanky wrote:
An older gentleman came to my door this afternoon and said he was going around offering a one room carpet cleaning for free and then handed me this printed off raffle ticket for $1000 drawing. I looked at his vehicle and there was a driver and at least one other passenger. Front license plate was from Texas. Has this happened to anybody else in Natchitoches lately? Just kinda spooked me. I informed Natchitoches PD of it just to be cautious.
Tall black fast talking guy named Otis caught my husband and I outside and he didnt offer a raffle but he did say he would clean one room for free. I told him that we were on our way out and he said that it would only take a minute and I told him no thanks. He said that their store was in Many down by the doughnut shop. Just so happend my husband and I were leaving for TX the day, I looked there and seen nothing. Scam
wise

Natchitoches, LA

#6 Jan 25, 2013
Diana wrote:
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Same thing happened to my 87 year old mother down in Pitkin, LA., on January 21, 2013. Buyer Beware!
thanks,I am carpet free.
Really Now

Coushatta, LA

#7 Jan 25, 2013
only thing I know of that's free is advice, and it's usually worth just what you paid for it
Donut Believe You

Natchitoches, LA

#8 Jan 26, 2013
Really Now wrote:
only thing I know of that's free is advice, and it's usually worth just what you paid for it
Advice is good if you've got enough sense to take it and this is good advice, Don't let no one in your home if you don't know who they are. There are so many ways people will try and make money now days and stealing is one of them. Besides robbing you they will kill you! If someone like this comes to your house call the Sheriff's office or City PD right then don't wait 2 or 3 days later. Get as much information as possible vehicle tag state and number. Don't be a victim through ignorance. The person who comes to your home already know why they're there you have to figure out why they are there.
Happening Again

Memphis, TN

#9 Oct 1, 2013
I live in West Monroe, La and in the last week I have seen several post on Facebook where people are coming to homes locally in the area to clean your house for free or carpet cleaning for free for you to see how well they do and when they get you to talking they will start asking questions about kids or if you let them in your house will ask how many kids you have, how old they are and where is your room or kids room for them to show you how well they clean carpets in kids rooms. Everyone that has said something that this has happened to them state that there are a couple of the people in van and they are extremely creepy. My little sister said a few weeks ago she had a lady come to her house on a Sunday night at 7:30pm wanting to clean her carpet (well she has nothing but hard wood flooring), but she was holding her 11 month old and the lady rub the little ones faces and was talking about gorgeous she was...now my sister is extremely scared to be alone with the kids. Has anyone else had this happen to the lately....is this a hoax or is this real?
its againts the

Oklahoma City, OK

#10 Oct 1, 2013
Call the police on them it is now against the law to sale anything door to door
elisha

Lancaster, SC

#12 Apr 24, 2014
Anyone doing it for free is up to something.
Kirby guys

Petaluma, CA

#13 Jul 24, 2014
Basically this is a marketing strategy For Kirby vacuum
The clean one room at no charge to sell there Kirby
Unfortunately some of these guys are not pitching the right way and telling you the whole truth.
I sold Kirby's for ten years I was very good at it and this is one approach they use.
ask more questions if they come to your door if your worried then call the police but they should have some sort of id or permit to go door to door.
GLOCK

Natchitoches, LA

#14 Jul 24, 2014
Ill mug him if he come to my house. ld hold him at gunpoint, take HIS wallet then call the police to have his ass kicked off my property. BELIEVE THAT

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