You are dumb. realy dumb. You can buy a solicitors permit from the city.. which we do. I have a question for all of you...why would you call the police on door to door salespeople immediately? Your life is so pitiful you try to make everyone else's life the same way? I don't understand it just because someone knocks on your door you call the police...um ok.. is it illegal now to knock on a door? I seriously don't understand. I've been doing this 7 years NEVER ONCE have I done wrong to a customer EVER. Please stop
Green and white card in Sterling Heights. I worked the Kirby thing over 25 years ago for about 3 weeks. Complete joke just like people say. Awesome cleaner, but too much back then.
Thanks for info. People helping people is a nice thing to see with all these scammers out here.
They're in Warren today. A man knocked on the door and woke my baby, so I didn't answer. I looked out the window a few minutes later and her was putting a flyer on my neighbors door. After he left, I looked out the door and saw that he left us the same flyer. So I did an internet search and came across this site.
They came to my house today. I set a appointment with a guy named Terrance. I had a weird feeling about these ppl so I googled the company and this site came up! I called and cancelled right away and if they come back to my house again im calling the police! Glad I went with my gut feeling and this sits! Thanx guys :) clinton twp mi.
Got the same card on my door in Dearborn Heights. What a crock!
Google is a wonderful thing
Received this same flyer on my door today in Taylor,MI
Glad I Google
I just happen to goggle the RHINO ASSOC name - and came across your website....thanks for all the post. They might be scanning the area to see who is home and who is not home.....BE CAREFUL! Belleville/Van Buren Twp Area
Came to farmington today.. Losers.
I was sleeping when I heard a quiet "shave and a haircut" knock on my door, trying to entice me to open. Luckily, by the time I got up and looked out to see who was there, they were gone. The same "Rhino Associates (Kirby)" tag everyone else here talked about was with a generic "immediate action required to pick up a pre-paid held item" was left on my door. Today is 4/26/13. The card was left in Superior Township, in a rural subdivision area outside of Ypsilanti MI.
Other forums have stated this is a Kirby vacuum sales scam using high turnover hired door to door salesmen who often lacking proper credentials for door to door sales in that community. I found other sites where one person said they DID let them in, and were treated to a multihour high pressure sales pitch for an overpriced vacuum, often getting testy or rude when you tried to refuse or make them leave. Another stated even after they bought a vacuum they found valuables and money missing, so I also question their employee screening methods and controls.
IMPO, it appears to be a high pressure door-to-door sales org, possibly using marginally background checked people who could use the chance to case your place, and uses questionable sales tactics to reel you in. My opinion is that (a) you should NOT LET THEM IN, (b) do not call them back, and (c) should either destroy the card or report it to local authorities that regulate commerce in your community so they know about their activities.
I got this card. I am going to report this card to the State Attorney General's office. What they're doing is illegal. The cannot claim to be holding a package for you, pre-paid, as though they are a type of FedEx. Instead what they want you to do is to call and get set up with an appointment to have their folks try to sell you a Kirby vacuum. It's sad when some folks have to lie just to sell.
Jerry - Roseville
They left a white card with green print saying the same as the first few comments. "Immediate Action Required" "Please Call For Delivery Information." We have also been recieving calls in spanish about a package that they are demanding for us to pay for. The two may be linked, but I am unsure
These people came to my home also to clean my furniture ,this isn't a scam, these are just people trying to make a living in this messed economy.well anyway they were ok no problems when I told them I wasn't interested.they just packed up and said thanks for your time.if you let them know upfront your not buying anythingyou shouldn't have any problems.instead of then going through the whole demonstration.
Well, they are in Warren again, I just got one of the red and white cards on my door today and my husband or I have been home all day. Figured it was just an attempt to get me on the phone to sell me something, but thanks to all of you commenting on here, they won't be getting a call from me and this card will go in the trash!
Thanks Everyone for sharing this important information.
I received the card in my door as so many others. I do not answer my door for unknown people. Thanks for the information about another scam.
I had that happen to me. Free carpet cleaning he said so I let them in they did clean a patch of carpet trying to get me to buy a kirby vacuum for 2400. Later that day I went,to work and I got home that night to find same two kirby guys looking threw the window at my teenage daughter she said they tried to get in house to clean carpets for her at 10:00 pm. We called the police. Beware rhinp associates aka kirby are shady and crooks.
rhino associates was the name used...with number 7347226690
In the morning Friday a white older male asked to clean my carpet for free....hmm sounded fishy especially living in michigan where hard times is hitting rapidly....The night before at 12 pm a causaion couple just t came banging on my door asking if I would let them into my house because police were chasing them, DUH! who would let total strangers into their house if police are after them...So of course being already paronoid about that situation I assumed the carpet man was just trying to get in and look at what I had in my house to possibly rob me...
Dont let these people in your home. They are indeed crack heads and crooks. They showed up to my neighbors at 8 pm broke in to her home and raped her. The owner said the guys were independent contractors and he was not reliable for that. They get in your home to do demo to see what you have and based on your look of the houses u pay more if you have nicer stuff than neighbors. Two of my neighbors got one. one paid $2200 and the other paid $1000 something sounds phony there. BEWARE!
I got a flyer and call as well I am on the" national do not call" My flyer is blue and white maybe the different colors represent different areas they are marketing hard. I have had a Kirby before and they certainly are not worth the money! I will keep my 49.95 Hoover works just as well.
Dan in Wyandotte
I just watched this arabic guy get out of his van walk up to my house put the flyer in and not even wait just started walking away. When I got to the door and opened it and tried to get his attention he sped off in his POS astro van that looked like it had been through a war. At this point I am more concerned as to why they picked my house, he didn't put it on anyone elses in my neighborhood. If you see him stop him and make him answer questions, you have a right to privacy and corporate america needs to but out of my house.
I found the same red and white card in my door handle as well. I immediately went on my computer to check them out because I get my packages from UPS and FedX. Glad I did! They are now in the downriver area.
05/04/2012-I found a card tied to the door handle with the same wordings everyone listed above, word for word, first thing came to mind was "I have not ordered anything" what is this? after being frustrated and trying to figure out what that may be, I though about searching the name in "google" and sure enough, I found out I'm not the only one, Thank you ALL for posting your comments. I tried calling the number, I dialed *69 then the number to block my information but the call did not go thru, I got a message said "we cannot complete you request; you cannot use this service to reach the number you're calling".
Onion Associates Inc
I got 3 of these stupid blue and white delivery fliers in the past 3 days! It was clearly a scam to start with as even Fedex bothers to write by hand on notes and gives more information besides just a phone number. It worries me that they have come by 3 days in a row, I think they are targeting my house to rob me. Keeping my pistol loaded in the nightstand. 1911 Colt .45 > Stupid Vacuum.
These cards from Rhino Assoc. have been circulating for years. This month, apparently, they were in my neighborhood in Warren, Michigan.
Thoughts to ponder:
If you find a card on your door, door knob, fence post, etc., anywhere but in your mailbox, you automatically know it's an advertisement. They cannot legally put those fliers in your mailbox.
It is not a scam. These are desperate souls looking for a legitimate paycheck. They are truly trying to sell Kirby vacuum cleaners. But after a week of selling zero vacuums, these are the same down trodden folks that have been in your house, scouted all of your prized belongings, and were maybe even lucky enough to be told "Come back after 6pm, we don't get home until then."
It is not worth your trouble, and any company that is not clear and up-front in its advertising, is not a company I want to do business with.
WHEN IT'S FOR FREE TO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT WAS IN MY DOOR YESTERDAY AND I LIVE IN WARREN,MI.I'M GLAD I GOOGLED THE COMPANY THANKS EVERYONE GOOD LOOKING OUT
Card was left on my front door today in Roseville. "Please call today! We are holding an item of merchandise for you. Following the name of the company, Rhino Associates, Inc. in smaller letters it says Kirby.
i received this message on my door its a scam they want to come into your home to case it out. under the pretense of doing another business. Never allow anyone in your home you don't know I have camera and the guy ran up to my door stuck it in quick knock once then ran like hell.
Hi. My name is india and they gave me a interview but I feel it's a scam because come on 400 weekly sound to good to be true. I'm afraid to go to the training. Did you check it out?
i have a kirby. worth every penny and works better than any vacuum in the market. i have a kirby for 30 years never disappointed with it.