I have been ripped off so many different times.
- It’s as though there must me a target on my chest for those out there who cheat and defraud.
However, some of the scams and rip offs I’ve encountered have a shared responsibility. I have to admit that I have put myself in questionable situations that were absolute hunting grounds for scammers. One HVAC experience comes to my mind. Like I said, I bear some responsibility for getting ripped off sometimes because I invite it to some degree. And usually this happens when I am trying desperately to save some money. My wife and I don’t make a great deal of money. So what we do make, we have to be very careful with regarding our spending. This means plenty of off brands and generics in our shopping. This also includes trying to repair things around the house on our own. And when we can’t, we try to find a cheaper alternative. When the HVAC equipment stopped working one day, my wife suggested we call the HVAC company. But we didn’t. Instead, we found someone online who posed as a former HVAC technician. And this is the person we had come out and do the HVAC repair. But he was no HVAC repairman. Somehow, he got the thing going and I paid him. It didn’t last long and this time the HVAC equipment wouldn’t do anything. We called the HVAC company and they sent our a real HVAC repairman. The HVAC professional fixed the problem and guaranteed the repair. It’s still running now and we learned the hard way to always turn to the HVAC professional when it comes to anything HVAC related.