When Canadian scam companies set up mail drops in Vermont border towns such as Alburg, the Vermont Attorney General moved quickly to send them a message: You are not welcome here! You tarnish the reputation of our fine state.
But the company singled out by Vermont for prosecution, World Wide Source, simply moved its mail drops to New York and kept on scamming!
When I reported World Wide Source to the New York Attorney General's office, demanding a refund for the time they fooled us, we received back a letter stating that the company had agreed to resolve the issue. Enclosed was a letter from World Wide Source Management that was so full of mistakes and misrepresentations that no thoughtful person could ever say the issue was resolved. I faxed this information back to the Attorney General's office and heard nothing more from them.
Last week, World Wide Source, who had supposedly agreed in their correspondence with the Attorney General to leave me alone (their ONLY concession), began calling here again anyway.
Now I understand that state budgets are tight and that it takes some time to build a case against even outright frauds such as World Wide Source and Infomatika, but read on and you may join me in wondering if some state's Attorney Generals simply suffer from misplaced priorities!
Yesterday I came across an article in WORLD Magazine which revealed that the State of New York is spending a lot of its energy trying to force compliance of its new building code on Amish builders. At first that might seem a reasonable enterprise, but if you remember, the Amish have no need for electricity -- which the new code mandates in all construction. They also require much simpler plumbing than the new code dictates. Also, the Amish, who lead a more labor intensive existence and are therefore not prone to be obese, do not need the larger windows required by the new egress standards.
The article went on to say that local building officials were approving Amish designs anyway, as they knew their structural compliance to be better than that of English builders, but now the state has stepped in to attempt to overrule the local authorities.
There are Amish and Mennonite builders in Virginia and I would buy a house from one of them in a heartbeat. They do good work. The State of New York is wasting its time on this one!
Citizens need to speak up to keep public servants performing public service.