Door to door survey takers that don't have ID.
I'm not totally adverse to taking a survey, sometimes they are fun. But when someone comes to my door and starts asking personal questions without properly identifying themselves it bugs me to no end.
This happened to me yesterday.
ST (talking quickly): Hi, I'm Name from Company and I was just talking to your neighbor (gave the correct name) about her cable bill and she, like most people, pays way to much for service. How much do you pay for your cable bill, more than $200? Right?
Me: Do you have a business card or form of ID?
ST: No I don't but (points to her jacket with the emblem patch) I work for Company. Does your cable bill include internet?
Me: You want me to answer personal questions like this to a total stranger? Someone without ID?
ST: If you'd please give me a few minutes . . .
Me: No thank you. (closed the door and walked away.)
Seriously? Who would fall for that? DD#2 said "Scam averted. Well done."
Ugh. In my area you can get either Optimum (cable co) or FIOS. I have FIOS, am generally happy with it, and even if i was looking to swtich back to Optimum, i'd do it on my own time. Each one sends reps around in my complex, ringing the doorbell, and if you answer, which I ahve thinking its a package I ordered, will go on and on about how you can save x dollars etc. First of all, as I said, if i want to swtich, i don't need you coming to my door, i can manage it all on my own, thank you very much. second, i looked into swtiching back when my contract is up. Now they nickle and dime you for every little thing, so it would actually cost me more, even with their "intro" rates for new customers than i pay now.
Last time they did this, it was four times in 2 hours. i finally opened my window, and told them, perhaps not as politely as I could have, i was not interested and do not ring my bell again!
then i posted the same on their FB page. i knew if i called since i was not a customer, they wouldn't know what to do. But by posting, and sort of publically shaming them, they claim i am not on the "do not ring" list. we'll see.