"Crapto -Currency" Conman or The Story of the Sleezy Salesman.
Last Update: Sep 9, 2023
Sleezy Salesman Strikes Out.
A gentleman (I am being polite) had been talking to me about affiliate marketing and cryptocurrency and was trying to get me interested in the latter. I told him that I wasn't interested. he asked me a further 3 times and then gave up when I kept saying NO. At this stage i was a little peeved that it had taken a lot for him to accept the NO. However, it didn't cause any major angst...at this stage.
After that he had obviously gone into my Facebook profile and lifted a couple of names and contacts. Unfortunately for him he had picked my Wifes name and managed to contact her. Like most Vietnamese in Vietnam who marry "foreigners" she kept her maiden name.
He contacted my wife and said I had given my name and OK to contact her....lies straight off. And he was talking to her about affiliate marketing and cryptocurrency. What he didn't know is that as soon as he started talking, my wife had passed the conversation, and phone, across to me. Again, I said NO on my wife's behalf, but I assume because she was Vietnamese or a woman (in his eyes, not knowing it was me) he was being considerably pushier.
And he just kept getting pushier and pushier. One of the old types of sales reps just don't take no for an answer. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad.
But it was a great lesson in showing you need to treat others (no matter who they are or who you think they are) as you would like to be treated yourself.
I know that nobody here would act in such an unprofessional manner. And it makes me proud that we work in an environment that values people over pushiness even if it means forgoing a little profit. Although it never would have happened.
I guess I am trying to say "whoever you are talking to, show a little respect and if they say no, accept the no and move on". I have his person's name and I would never do business with him as he is unethical and unscrupulous.
If my writing feels a bit different to how I normally write it is because I am in a state of incredulity, as it has just happened, and I wanted to put pen to paper ASAP.
I hope you enjoyed my little slice of "soap opera" and tell me if you would have done anything different. I always think of something I could have said "after the fact" but I'm not at that stage yet.
Dazed and confused. Lol.
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