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Elite Window Treatments Complaint - Elite Window Treatments may be a scam

Review by MaxineRyder on 2010-10-18
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Before you spend your money on window treatments, beware of whom you invite into your home.

My husband and I just had a very narrow escape...

We met the Elite Window Treatments representative, and after selecting fabrics and getting quotes, we agreed to hire Elite Window Treatments to install our drapes. The representative requested a 50% down payment and e-mailed us the invoice.

I asked that we fix, in writing, an installation date before I blindly mail him a check. Two e-mails and several phone calls later he e-mailed me with the installation date.

As we had merely discovered this company online, I asked my husband to hand deliver the check to Elite Window Treatment’s shop in Manhattan, reasoning that seeing the shop would give me peace of mind.

My husband phoned the shop in advance to inform them that he would be paying a visit.

Several hours later I received the following email from the Elite Window Treatment representative

Hi,

Please be advised that due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be able to accept your drapery order. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Is it just me, or does anyone else think that I may have narrowly avoided falling into the hands of a scam artist?
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