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    Snake Oil Salesmen

    Today I discovered that my mom had a man come to her house and knock on her door. The man was selling some sort of mineral water. He noticed my mom looked sick so he took the opportunity and started marketing this mineral water to her. My mom has small bumps all up her spine that could be tumours but we don't know, either way she seems sick and is not doing so well. He told her that drinking this jar of mineral water is known to shrink tumours, cure cancers and heal all kinds of illnesses. She ended up paying 300$ out of pocket for a couple jars of it. When I found out, I looked at the stuff, its basically water with some little flakes of iron in the bottom. Its a crock of shit. I threw it all out and talked to my mom and she said she made a mistake and he seemed like a nice man.

    If I find the guy who ripped my mom off and told her she could be cured I swear I'll break his knees.

    Two of the many ways to get on my shit list:

    1. Hurt/screw my mom over.
    2. Joke about cancer/tumours and claiming to cure it.

    Anybody else had experiences with these kinds?
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    Re: Snake Oil Salesmen

    ...Wow. I know this goes without saying, but that guy is awful.

    I've had experience with them, but in person, and I always just listen roll my eyes and walk away.

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    Re: Snake Oil Salesmen

    This one a friend of mine showed up with today....
    this is directly from their website
    This Breakthrough can save your life, or the life of a loved one. The answer to AIDS, hepatitis A,B and C, malaria, herpes, TB, most cancer and many more of mankind's worse diseases has been found. Many diseases are now easily controlled. More than 75,000 disease victims have been included in the field tests in Africa. Scientific clinical trials have been conducted in a prison in the country of Malawi, East Africa.
    Miracle mineral solution, it's friggin' Salt! Salt!

    his and i am quoting here, his "friends sister had her genetal herpes cured"......
    I am inclined to disbelieve...


    He told me to use it for acne, I told hm that I shan't be.
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    I've dealt with all sorts of low-level con artists, etc. They are a scourge upon the Earth!

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    Yuck. You should report him to the RCMP. That can't be legal.

    I've never personally been approached with such offers, somehow. I see people post a lot of quack medicine stuff on facebook though.

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    We have a local police, the NRP. But I'm not going to involve them, more trouble than its worth. Its a small town, we'll find the guy. I won't hurt him but I'm definitely getting the money back and I'm gonna dump all the broken glass from his jars on his front step. That'll be satisfying enough.
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    Re: Snake Oil Salesmen

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc_Holliday View Post
    We have a local police, the NRP. But I'm not going to involve them, more trouble than its worth. Its a small town, we'll find the guy. I won't hurt him but I'm definitely getting the money back and I'm gonna dump all the broken glass from his jars on his front step. That'll be satisfying enough.
    Sounds like a pretty good plan. I hope you find this guy.

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    Re: Snake Oil Salesmen

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc_Holliday View Post
    We have a local police, the NRP. But I'm not going to involve them, more trouble than its worth. Its a small town, we'll find the guy. I won't hurt him but I'm definitely getting the money back and I'm gonna dump all the broken glass from his jars on his front step. That'll be satisfying enough.
    Sounds like a plan...glad you're calling him on his bs!

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