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IDT Energy Scammers Continue to Spread Joy Through Brooklyn

January 27th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Another day, another tale of IDT Energy Scammers. This one comes from a GL reader who is also a reliable source and contributor about an unwelcome visit:

Uggghhhh…. Horrible…. I had a guy come by yesterday nearly two weeks after my first report. Told him to leave. Stared me down and kept on buzzing people in the building despite me asking him to leave. Asked him again. Then he says, “Is it because I’m black?” And I respond, “It’s because you guys are scammers and we all know it. Get out of here before I call the cops…” He tells me to do that. Stares me down. Call on my phone. He’s still staring me down. Tell the 911 operator what’s up and how I’ve asked this guy to leave and he’s not. Still stands there. Finally when I give my address, he starts to move away and walks down the block. I thought he was going to take a shot at me during that standoff. Unbelievable! I feel very sorry for anyone taken in by these idiots. I imagine there are lots of elderly and retired folks who have “Signed up…” because they were coerced or bullied.

Somebody stop these assholes, already. This is rapidly becoming one of the most disgusting scams perpetrated against the naive and the elderly in recent memory.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 The Vidiot // Jan 27, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I had to chase two of these folks off of my block yesterday. Both of them were hitting on the elderly, one of whom was my landlady. I snatched the paperwork out of the girl’s hand and said I’d call the cops if she ever came back. It’s repulsive and why aren’t the cops onto these people and stopping them?

  • 2 Jim // Jan 27, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I got hit again just the other day. They won’t go away! Told her this sort of stuff is handled by my lawyer/accountant, and asked if she wanted to give him a call. She left.

  • 3 mikki // Jan 27, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    That is so scary. On my street they have always left when I threaten to call the cops. (I know they just go to another block, though.)

    It is shocking that no law enforcement or big media have addressed this.

    Also who the hell are these ppl who work for them? I know times are desperate but come on.

  • 4 shame shame shame // Jan 27, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    someone just let Arnie Diaz at fox news, there’s your media coverage. they love stuff like this

  • 5 wisco // Jan 27, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    i did call the cops. they said to say ok to them, but that you needed a minute, then shut the door and call the cops. keep them there with some BS then wait for the cops to arrest them for trespassing.

  • 6 Benjamin Kabak // Jan 28, 2009 at 1:25 am

    Why doesn’t a member of the city council or Markowitz take this on? It’s been on the blogs for long enough that someone must have brought it to their attentions already.