There is a team of four young folk going house to house here now. There introductory statement is something like “My boss will give me 35 dollars to scrub your carpet in one room (or a spot).”

Their tricky talk is to get you to spend between three and $5,000 on a carpet-cleaning device made by an old-time manufacturer.

According to the more than 1,400 comments on line, while there is nothing wrong with the product, their talk is devious, and you can buy the product for thousands less on Amazon.

Larry Kueneman

Pine Cove

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