Report: #1267860

Complaint Review: Advanage 20X

  • Submitted: Fri, November 13, 2015
  • Updated: Fri, November 13, 2015
  • Reported By: BigE3723 — San Marcos Texas USA
  • Advanage 20X


Advanage 20X Advanage 20X South Holland, Il 60473 Nationwide

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 I was watching TV at home this evening and suddenly heard a knock on the door. Although startled, I walked to the cracked front door where the glass door separated myself and a young lady who politely said, "Hi, sir." I could tell she was no threat to my well-being so I stepped to the unlit front porch to ask what I could help her with. She began with, "I'm part of a youth program-- You have a light or something you can turn on?" I could tell she was nervous and inexperienced in door-to-door sales, much less at night (which was a little unsettling). She began asking if I had heard of Advanage 20X, to which I replied truthfully, "Never have before." At this point I knew it was just a matter of minutes before I could turn away politely having listened and watched her struggle of a presentation.

She went on and said humorously, "You see all those stains darker there than me? Takes them right off. [continued below]....

....." After fumbling through her backpack for her brush she began to run the solution with the sole of her shoe. She reached for a towel from her bag and sure enough, there her brush was. That's when I was actually impressed. I asked her a few questions as a mere formality and, if nothing else, felt sorry for the girl and her story about not going wanting to go back to the rough life she knew. I decided I'd buy one out of pity even though every sign pointed to a rip-off. I claimed I didn't have checks or cash and was going to ask for them to come back another time when her "manager" drove up in a white van with 3 other young ladies with him. We haggled back and forth with price and settled on a "deal" before he followed me to the gas station so I could withdraw money.

They pulled in and got gas while I withdrew cash inside and then we completed the transaction. I also filled out a form with my address and a very sloppy version of my signature that'd be easily distinguishable from my normal signings. I wished him luck and returned home. I then searched the brand Advanage 20X on Google and saw a reported scam in Texas from 2013. In reading it I quickly realized this was the same exact person, product/sales pitch, and vehicle I had just encountered. Although I am uneasy about the potential outcomes resulting from this entire situation, I know the owners and staff of the gas station and will be asking them to review their surveillance cameras to identify a license plate in the event that anything additional results from this encounter. My advice, stick to your gut and don't let door-to-door salesperson' sad stories convince you to not do what you always do, shoo them away.

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