It is very easy for people to get scammed nowadays, so be aware of whom you are buying from. If you don’t know them or they have trouble in telling you exactly where when and how something is made, it’s probably best not to buy from them. Try your hardest to buy locally and from people you know and trust, its easy to get caught up on if what your buying is nice, but just be cautious.
We at Babak’s Oriental Carpets feel sorry for whoever falls for scams, we’ve been in business for 21 years and the numerous stories we see and hear is ridiculous. We can only hope that over time people will stop buying from traveling salesmen and just buy locally or from people you know and trust. If you have any questions or concerns regarding carpets that you’ve bought from someone that you didn’t know, you can contact us at 250-480-7114 or come into our Victoria location at 919 Fort St. Again we hope that scammers get stopped immediately.
Cheap imitation Turkish carpets have cost a 91-year-old Victoria woman $15,000, and the established rug dealer who broke the bad news to her is concerned the scammer is back in town.