I have a very bad experience with these door to door sales. Once a salesman came to my house and dropped a card with serial number. He told my daughter to keep this card near our telephone equipment; it could be the winner of AED 5000.
Two or three days later, they called and said: “Congratulations, you won the prize, when do you want us to come and bring it to your house?”
My wife gave them a date and time to come and informed me to be at home. They came to my house and spread their vacuum cleaner and started to tell strange things about dust and micro-bates living with us and that vacuum cleaner is capable of absorbing them all. They showed me a photo of one micro-bate (magnified x million times) with frightening claws and suckers etc. When I asked them how much is this cleaner, they said: will tell you later and started cleaning the mats using bright white tissue paper to empty the dust on and show me how dirt and dust will not be seen by normal eyes….etc etc.
Then they made me unconsciously sign on a paper planning installment payments etc etc. I told them I don’t want this cleaner it is too expensive, but they left it behind and went away. I followed them but they disappeared. I went to their company office as mentioned on the papers and left the cleaner there and told them I do not want it. I cannot afford this much cost. They told me they will check with their head office in Sharjah and inform me later.
Later they sent me a case notification stating that I bought the cleaner and refused to pay. They assigned a lawyer and cheated me and the court and issued an adjourn against me and force me to pay by law.
Their lawyer’s name is Mahmoud (same as me) they put his mobile number against my name. When the court calls me, they call his number asking him: Mr. Mahmoud? he says: yes. they told him you have a case in the court and should come on this date. He agrees to come. (the court thinks I am responding). he goes and I am absent for three times, then the court ordered me to pay full amount with their offer of discount plus case fees.
I am Muslim, and believe in AL MIGHTY ALLAH and plea to Him for Justice.
Story contributed by FFJ Reader Mahmoud.