Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is alerting customers about ADK Marketing, a Phoenix-based door-to-door vacuum sales company that contacts consumers by phone to schedule in-home sales calls.
In the past couple days we’ve been contacted by four Sierra Vista consumers who received phone calls from ADK Marketing offering them two rooms of free carpet cleaning in their houses. These consumers said they had no idea the company is actually selling vacuums.
When consumers’ asked ADK Marketing how they obtained their phone numbers, the company said they had entered and won a sweepstakes. Consumers say they have no recollection of entering a sweepstakes.
ADK Marketing also does business under the name All Generations, and is owned by Cameron McDaniel. BBB Serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona maintains separate reliability reports for ADK Marketing and All Generations. On a scale of A+ to F, ADK Marketing has a B- rating with that BBB and All Generations has and F.
In 2004, McDaniel was the defendant in a lawsuit brought against him by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office that alleged All Generations gained access to consumers’ homes by contacting them via telephone claiming the consumer had won $1,000 worth of groceries and also qualified for a demonstration of a carpet cleaning method. The Attorney General’s Office says consumers were offered free carpet cleaning in return for their “opinions.” The lawsuit also claimed All Generations falsely implied they were not selling a product.
- If you are contacted by phone with an offer that is too good to be true, it probably is.
- If you do not know the caller or the company, get as much information as you can and check them out with BBB, www.sierravista.bbb.org or call 520-732-9823.
- If contacted by a pushy telemarketer don’t be afraid to hang-up the phone or asked to be removed from their list
- If you don’t wish to receive unsolicited sales calls, register your phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry by visiting www.donotcall.gov or calling 888-382-1222.