Do you think a scam is going on? Yesterday someone knocked on my
door. I usually don't answer the door but I had the shade open because my toddler likes to look outside and if the shade isn't open, he will damage it trying move it to look, so I noticed the man outside saw me when I stood up so I answered the door. The man standing there wanted to give a free mold inspection and estimate. He said he saw some mold growing. I said no and he kept on it and on it and kept on asking when am I available for him to inspect even though I kept on saying I am not interested.
Today someone else came knocking on my door and I didn't answer. When I saw he left I went to check to see if there was mail and I heard him talking to the next door neighbor. He said he was giving away free carpet shampoo and he wanted to come in to spot clean her carpet. She said she didn't have a carpet and he said "you must have area rugs!!". He kept on it then she finally got him to go away. Now, not even 1/2 hr later someone else nocked on my door. It was some woman wearing a santa hat.
Last year someone called the house saying that we won a $1000 gift cert from walmart, all we had to do was give our credit card number because we had to pay for shipping the gift card to us. Obvious scam. My husband called them out on it.
I am kind of nervous about this especially since the shade was open again today so anyone can look in and see everything if they are at my front door. I know a lot of scams are going on now especially around the holidays.
Also, we have been getting calls from "credit card services" to lower rates for the past 2 years. Most recently today. This must be scam day. They won't even say what credit card they are. It's a recording and it asks you to press 9, then it takes you to a live person. We looked up the return number on the caller ID and there is a big thread about it being a scam. They ask you for your credit card number. If you call the phone number back, it says it's disconnected.
This is one of many sites of people complaining about the calls.