Well, I got a knock from a door to door salesman. He asked to look at my electricity bills and claimed that I was entitled to $150 dollars off my energy bills and a $50 rebate on my next electricity bill, which was supposedly a government rebate for pension holders. For those who don't know me, I am 18 and come from a non english speaking background.
Sales person: "Are you over 18?"
Me: "Not Yet (I lied)"
Sales person: "Is your parents home?"
Me: "Ma! (in chinese- calling my mum)"
Sales person: "Well maam. You are entitled to $150 dollar....... (basically, the door to door salesman story)"
Sales person: "Could you sign here please maam"
Please note: mum doesn't speak english very well.
Sales person: "Well, I'm going to call a government representative. They will answer some questions. I will nod for yes, shake my head for no. Just follow me."
Calls up representative
Phone representative: "Could you please give me your name and address"
Mum: " My name is ........................ I live at ...................................."
Phone representative: "Are you are concession card holder?"
*Sales person nods*
Phone representative: "Do you understand that you are changing your energy supplier to TRU energy?"
*Sales person actively nods*
What? Changing suppliers? I never heard anything like that.I am amazed I didn't jump in and stop the whole thing. Maybe it took some times to register.
Phone representative: "Am I on speaker phone at the moment?"
*Sales representative shakes head*
What? More lies? This is where I jump in and stop the whole event.
DODGY....... never going near TRU Energy again. The guy (Indian) tried to scam us.