Water Purification Systems Scam: How It Works
Is the water running through your kitchen tap perfectly good to drink? Did you ever think that it could be a little bit contaminated? Here’s why we ask.
They call them whole house water filtration systems or modern reverse osmosis water filters. If these expressions sound familiar, criminals might be on your doorstep soon. Don’t get us wrong, there are great reverse osmosis water filters out there like APEC or iSpring, but the simplicity of the latest fraudulent practices is alarming, especially since they could be done anywhere regardless of the city or country you live in. Beware of the Water Purification Systems aks Home Water Filtration System Scam, happening these days. Do you want to see how you could EASILY fall for it?
Watch the video below to see a shocking Water Filtration System scam, exposed:
The deceiving practices are the same everywhere. Let’s say you are approached via flyers, phone calls or ads by a “green” company – it could be real or fake (the scam is in the selling). They say they could save you tons of money on water or power, while also improving the quality of the system. They have a good pitch and use current popular words like “eco”, “natural” or “green” so you think it’s worth going ahead and phone them up. They offer to give you a free water analysis, so you don’t have to buy if you’re not interested.
What’s The Pitch For The Water Filter Scams?
A representative comes to your house to do the free test. He has a fancy kit. The device looks impressive. Then he starts talking about how there has been a warning in the city [insert yours] about the level of chlorine in the water, making habitants sick and worried. “There is more chlorine here than in a swimming pool”, he may add.
Then he throws in words like ammonia and bleach, referring to a composition of both named ‘mustard gas’, extremely dangerous for you and your family. Are you scared yet? There is no surprise that many people fall for these warnings and proceed to go ahead with the installation of a new water treatment filter ‘suggested’ by the specialist. Depending on how sneaky the contractor is, what you may get is a normal water filter that’s not special at all and you don’t need. You just paid hundreds of dollars for something they have bought in bulk online from Asia, for a few dollars apiece.
It is the same deceiving practice used in scams like the Heating Repair Service Scam, Chimney Sweep and Repair, or the Water Heater Repair.
Home Water Filtration System Scam: How To Avoid
There are several legitimate businesses that have great water purification products, but you have to be careful for the ones that offer services that are too good to be true. Look on the Better Business Bureau‘s website for the listing of the company. Ask if they offer a warranty and if yes, does it look legitimate? Research if they have a help phone line and also check their website. Request that you see a license to operate.
If you’re looking for legitimate and good quality water filters you can trust the thousands of reviews online for products like APEC or iSpring, both rated with 5 stars on Amazon. They are easy to mount and very effective.
Water purification doesn’t save money and isn’t even necessary in most areas. If you do want to become an eco-friendly house, do your research and only use reputable firms.
Home Water Filtration System Scam: How To Report
Make your family and friends aware of the Home Water Filtration Scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:
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What is the Reverse Osmosis?
Reverse osmosis is a water purification technology that uses a semipermeable membrane to remove ions, molecules, and larger particles from drinking water. More exactly, an applied pressure is used to overcome osmotic pressure, a colligative property, that is driven by chemical potential differences of the solvent, a thermodynamic parameter.
Reverse osmosis can remove many types of dissolved and suspended species from water, including bacteria, and is used in both industrial processes and the production of potable water. The result is that the solute is retained on the pressurized side of the membrane and the pure solvent is allowed to pass to the other side.
To be “selective”, this membrane should not allow large molecules or ions through the pores (holes), but should allow smaller components of the solution (such as solvent molecules) to pass freely.
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There’s a company in Massachusetts called Aqualite US working under these same scams. This is their website:
Now they even do “air filtration” taking advantage of the COVID virus situation. They somehow bought their way into the Better Business Bureau and conned their way into selling at HomeDepot and the Chamber of commerce. Stay away from these people. They will charge you thousands of dollars, offer crap customer service. When they do offer service it is overpriced and overhyped. Stay far away!!!
AqualiteUS is run by idiots who just want to scam people out of thousands of dollars, and now are using Covid to make money. Their product is shit, and they will sell you only s bunch of lies. Don’t trust anything or anyone from this company. They bought their membership to the BBB like any company can. They are scammers. Plain and simple.
Joined Home Water in Oct 2018.Supposed to get filters every 6 months. As of Sept. 2019 never received a single filter After several phone calls and being told they will mail one, which never came and telling me they would send someone to install a new filter,who never came, they then tell me they will not remove anything until I pay 295.00. Cant cancel.
I have had an AWFUL experience with Westinghouse Water Solutions in Wichita Ks …. check out their FB, my full story and those of others are on there . THOUSANDS of dollars later and it hasn’t worked in MONTHS, the owner/guy that installed it admitted to us months after it was installed that it is not properly installed and in order to do so they would have to run a water line THROUGH my daughters room and Incase it (due to the design of our home) and when we told them that was not realistic they basically called me stupid and told me to “talk to my husband and he could explain it to me” . They are awful!
Would like to see report about scam water filters as well. I ordered "SupDrop" refrigerator water filters that were advertised online as being NSF certified. When they arrived direct from China my BS meter went off. Their website – and the packaging – indicated NSF certification of the products. After checking the NSF website and seeing nothing listed under SupDrop, I called NSF. NSF states there is nothing listed by that manufacturer. I have a hold on the credit card payment and emailed SupDrop that they can either prove NSF certification or send me a pre-paid shipping label to return their product. SupDrop has not responded.
We were approached by an individual in their car in front of our residential home giving an impression that they worked for the "City" who said that they were sampling water in the Virginia city specific zipcode areas. The person knew that we were new homeowners and asked us to give them a sample of our water to make sure that they were no harmful chemicals in our home. He informed us that if the water had no chemicals we had nothing to worry about, otherwise a representative from the "city" would come out and do some testing. In a few days, we received a phone call that our water had certain chemicals in it and that the representative will be out to test our water in our home but we can not informed the rep of the chemicals that were found for "accurate" testing. The first person who came out called one of us and informed that an appointment had been set up the next morning. The next day another individual came inside our home wearing a t-shirt from East Coast Water Quality (ECWQ) and told us that both homeowners had to be at home, causing me to interrupt my errand due to the lack of communication and urgency from the "city" request. When the rep came out he had a testing kit, one with testing chemicals to test our home water and a filter bottle filled with water of their own. The rep was telling us with a folder in hand of all the harmful chemicals in our water and the City of Norfolk does a bad job of keeping our water clean. At first, we thought that the rep from ECWQ was hired by the city because he said that ECWQ has been contracted by the Navy for many years and builds water purifiers in Navy ships. We asked if he was or related to the city, as misinformed but the first person who showed up in our home, and the sales rep said no. At that point, we informed the sales rep about the person who came out and asked for sampling and the sales rep said that the company sends our marketing individuals to sample water and he does not know who this person is. We first informed the sales rep, that we were were inconvenienced and had busy schedules that day and were not comfortable continuing the water sampling or the conversation because we felt like were not given honest or enough information. In addition, when we asked for the pricing of the water treating installment, he said he could not give it to us and it was based on the chemicals in our water and a much longer conversation and more time. The sales rep was upset and then called his manager on the phone and told us that he did not want to get fired from his job. He informed his manager that one of us was late due to us running an errand but we informed him that we were not informed earlier that it was mandatory for both homeowners to be at his appointment until today and that we originally thought that the city had this mandatory request. It was very uncomfortable as the sales person left our residence and we did not feel comfortable having a stranger come to our home without honest information and proper consent. This complaint is to inform others of such bad business practices and the eerie fact and the possibility that someone from this company keeps track of new homeowners in order to scare and scam them of city water in their new home.
Beware of firms that offer a "free" water quality analysis. No matter how good your water is, the scammers will come up with a phony water analysis and want to sell you an entire system. After the fact, I took a water sample to a local, independent lab, who concluded that the analysis proffered by the scammers was a fraud. Unfortunately, the original water analysis report, which I had seen in the customer packet at the time of sale, had apparently been slipped out of the file jacket, and so I had no hard evidence with which to go to court. Be sure to keep copies of "reports" for later use
I did some research online and here is what other people reported as questionable companies and individuals selling you all kinds of water systems. All these names and companies are listed on the ripsoff report page. Watch out for these sneaky companies, folks: Lapure Wave (Q alkaline water systems), Aqua Finance Water System, Castle Credit rainsoft water System, and Nika
what ever they sell over te internet look up key word water filter scam, anything a company sells add the word scam behind it this should showup.
I think the preceding link to "Grander Water" is inappropriate. As someone who has worked professionally with water (as a hydrogeologist) for a number of years, I know what constitutes legitimate water treatment and what does not. Legitimate treatments include carbon filtration, distillation, and reverse osmosis. Any water-purification technology that talks about "revitalizing" water (without giving a technically sound description of what is to be done) should thus raise a red flag.
Unfortunately, the Grander website gives no information on how its Grander system actually works, other than giving an obscure assurance that they work with "pure, natural energy, and no electricity, no chemicals, no maintenance. But because all legitimate forms of water purification involve energy (e.g. electricity to run pumps, heaters for distillers) and maintenance (e.g. filter cartridges, RO membranes to replace or components to clean), I can only conclude that this Grander Water is a scam. There is no free lunch!
Simply put, there is no such thing as "pure, natural energy" in the sense that one gets something for nothing. (Water does not contain "energy", and although it is possible to fabricate a solar-powered water distiller, the website photos clearly show that the Grander gadget does not make use of solar power.) Furthermore, because water is not alive, there is no way to "revitalize" it. While water is of course necessary to life, and while it is possible for it to be polluted via various means, neither of these realities change the fundamental fact that water cannot be devitalized nor revitalized.
So, in summary, never buy anything that does not make sense. And, anything that promises to "revitalize" water is just an outright SCAM!
The how-to-avoid is correct and the amplification is good. Purification is different from revitalization, that does actually save money through lessening the need for chemicals such as detergents for cleaning, chlorine for swimming pools, stabilizers for industrial water systems. See, for example, http://www.granderwater.com and look up "Grander Water" on Youtube.