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August 13th, 2009

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01:38 am - Photographic documentation

Back in 2006 I received a couple pieces of nuisance advertising in the mail and posted a little bit about them (and on IJ). A little over a year later I received another piece of the same sort of nuisance advertising and posted scans of it (and on IJ). And then I pretty much forgot about it.

Every once in a while someone would find my posts after getting their own piece of sleazy nuisance advertising and comment. Occasionally someone would even defend it. A few weeks ago someone new showed up, who claimed to be working for Supreme Air (one of the several names the business that I first encountered as MG2 goes by) who railed against the company's critics in a rather less than mature manner. I made some of his replies visible, and left his more tantrum-like replies masked.

He was a minor, and rather ineffectual, nuisance until yesterday when he crossed the line between being a net.nuisance and a real life criminal. I received a telephone call from someone, I presume the very same person who has been replying to that original post of mine, from Supreme Air in Alberta, Canada claiming to be a lawyer representing Tri-Star (yet another of the several names the business that I first encountered as MG2 goes by) and threatening libel action. He claimed to have called to determine my address. No competent lawyer would do such a thing nor need to. It was clearly a call meant to harass and intimidate. It failed. I have documented the call in greater detail in an addendum to the original post (and also on IJ). And now, as you can see, I've made sure that all these entries are duplicated and cross-linked between IJ and LJ. That includes a duplicate of this entry, too.

I also took a few photos of the CallerID. One is behind the cut:

3:27 PM  8/11 1-403-346-0333 SUPREME AIR

This joker must be desperate to try to keep people from finding non-"party line" opinions of the company and its advertising scheme. Alas for him, the internet is a powerfully effective BS detector and he got desperate enough to commit an illegal act that I can point out. Thus I am pointing it out. And if he thinks this is libel, he has another problem: Whatever might be the case in Canada, in the U.S.A. truth is an absolute defense against libel.

Current Mood: predatory
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Date:August 13th, 2009 11:07 am (UTC)
I'm just worried about court costs, sometimes even when you win, you lose.
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Date:August 13th, 2009 11:58 am (UTC)
I'm not. The call was so painfully obvious a poor attempt to try to harass and intimidate. Had it been a genuine lawyer, there would not have been a phone call at all. Real lawyers either do research or have people who do the research and then they serve papers. He obviously didn't even do minimal research as he managed to find my phone number (a trivially easy task) and yet managed to ask for his own alias rather than for me by name. He could not point out any actual illegality - because there was (and still is) none to point out.
Date:September 1st, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)

Supreme Air Red Deer Alberta

WCB sent me there to get a job. I would not go because I new it was a scam. WCB cut me off for not wanting to work there. Does anybody know if they are working under another name in Red Deer Alberta. I want all the information I can get to fight WCB Alberta
Thanks K
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Date:September 2nd, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)

Re: Supreme Air Red Deer Alberta

From this post: This company (MG2) uses a few names, at least in Canada. Those names are: Tri-Star Vacuum Sales & Service, Star Industries, MG2, Star West, 114225 Alberta Ltd, and Supreme Air.

I do not know what names might be in use in your area. Also, that was current as of July 2009. It might be different now.
Date:October 25th, 2011 05:24 am (UTC)

Re: Supreme Air Red Deer Alberta

I just went for an interview for this job today. I was told that i'd be making 2400 dollars a month gerunteed and that if I made anymore selling air purification systems that I would make that amount of money if it was more than 2400 dollars and the other 2400 dollars I would not make. The office seemed fake, especially since the building that he said they'd be in for 20 years had no signage indicating that location existed or that the office was upstairs...whatever. The better business bureau says that because the number (403) 346-0333 seems to be out of service and their mail hasn't been reaching Supreme Air in Red Deer, that the business is out of business. I talked to a guy there named Nick. He seemed nice. He told me and a fellow applicant that we had to be living in the area for about a year and be 18 years of age, but was willing to bend the rules. Now i'm reading all these reviews about this company and have learned that it is a scam and that even the RCMP are interested in them. I wont be working for a company currently under investigation. I haven't signed any hiring papers so i wont be going there in the near future. I might go for the training day to tell them where to put it but thats about it. I'll be getting my documents back (resume and application form included). I dont need a sleazy company like that having my information. If anybody knows anything else, keep me posted.

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