Our tipster reports:
I’m an avid reader of The Consumerist so I knew exactly what to do when “the utility company” rang up to my apartment this week. I ran down to the front door where I found an IDT salesman. The guy was African American, somewhere between 30 and 40 with a really nice silk polka dot scarf. He was also wearing a large ID card that said in bold red letters “I Am Not A Utility Company Employee.” The ID card was attached to a green necklace holder thing that said “Buy Greed.” Odd, right? Anyway, I refused to let the guy in even though he promised to save me 7% on my energy bill (HA!), but I told him that I’d take his enrollment forms to look over. He said he wasn’t supposed to give them to me, but then he did. Scans attached.
The guy said he was working his way up Manhattan and that he hoped to reach 110th street by Saturday and 125th Street by next week. After that, he plans to keep on going. He said he manages to cover three blocks a day, depending on the buildings. Hope that helps!
The fine print on the back, which surprisingly doesn’t contain a mandatory binding arbitration clause:
The “I Wasn’t Duped” declaration (Available in English only. Sorry other-language speakers!)
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