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Door-to-Door Meat Sales Scam in Medlock?

A Medlock resident said two men came to her home trying to get her to buy frozen meat and chicken for cheap recently. The verdict from residents: It was a scam.

Have you had anyone come to your front door on behalf of a "Country Fresh Foods" trying to get you to buy cheap meat and chicken?

If so, it's probably a scam, some Medlock residents said.

From the resident in the Medlock Park Neighbors group on Facebook on May 3:

Anyone know if Country Fresh Foods is a legit company? 2 guys in a pickup just stopped at our house on Willivee Place to try and sell me frozen organic beef and chicken for really cheap. The story he gave me about why he wanted to sell it so cheaply was kind of sketchy so I was a little suspicious.

The post received a torrent of responses from residents sure the setup was a scam. Sure enough, there aren't any terribly convincing references through a simple Google search. The Better Business Bureau has a listing for a Country Fresh Foods in Riverdale just south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, but the site link doesn't work, and the BBB says the business isn't BBB-accredited.

A resident linked to a blog post about a popular meat scam.

"Same scam used for years for driveway repaving, but mostly in rural areas," another resident wrote. "The truck shows up and tells you they have some asphalt left over from a local roadwork project and they'll bring it to you house and give you a great deal. They insist you pay before they'll bring it, they leave and the crew never shows up."

We've had a couple scams like this in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area. There was the . Then there was the .

Have you guys encountered scams like this at home? If so, tell us in the comments section below.

christina babalina January 20, 2013 at 04:05 AM
Located in Howell Heritage Plaza at US Highway 9 Southbound, Country Fresh Foods offers delivery of organic produce directly to homeowners. It is a food distributor for households and not commercial enterprises. Through utilization of door to door sales it arranges for food to go from the farm immediately to people's homes. This business is a member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Hours: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm; Sat, Sun, closed Handicap Accessible: There is reserved parking and a ramp. Payments accepted: American Express, Cash, Debit Card, Discover, MasterCard, Visa Products: Organic food delivery Food & dining options: Natural, Organic, Vegetarian General services: Delivery, Phone orders Specialties: Organic whole foods ATM: No Parking: Free lot Private events: No Months of operation: Year round Corporate accounts: No At This Location Actually , it is not a scam ....they stopped at my house left a brochure , showed me their meats they had a very reasonable price.Unfortunately for me I had to go to work. At the prices those huge steaks and filets were selling for it would have been worth it to buy them, rather then to spend a lot more for less quality at the store. Sad , we cannot get deals the old fashioned way, due to being scared of being robbed or worse. I have their number if anyone wants this special. I will be calling them soon. 404-763-2271 local office
hazel February 14, 2013 at 01:47 AM
Yes country fresh food has sellers door to door. They offer frozen meat. Great price and great quality.
CDFBMW March 06, 2013 at 09:02 PM
I purchased some meat from Country Fresh Foods. The meat is not fresh and has a very nasty taste. Don't buy this meat. I tried to call for a replacement or refund but there is never a manager in the office or the customer service rep. It is scam> Stay away.
toni March 25, 2013 at 03:50 PM
wow. i had buyers remours after i purchased but after tasting their steak i was very surprised! it was so good & tender it was a lil more fatty but it sure did help me with my diet as i eat it with greens salad. i dont even put any kind of seasoning in it for the steaks & it is just naturally good. i baked it still tasted so good!
Lydia Sundin January 04, 2014 at 04:21 PM
The company hires workers through word-of-mouth or modest online job ads with promise of decent wages . .. . typically $90- $200. The meat comes from an unnamed or veiled meat company from a Midwestern state, which provides the meat at a specified cost that must have a value below $120 ($20 per box) with a service charge and taxes for using a company vehicle. Those charges are what the drivers must supplement to the bosses at the end of the day before a require time period. Most drivers' wages only consist of the profit made on each box or case sold, during the day. So it is possible for a driver to make $200 a day or $0 a day, given the circumstances. In some regards, the meat itself, is inexpensive considering it's bought from this wholesaler that I could not identify, mainly because I could not locate a specific name on the boxes and none of managers told me the name of the company. I'm going to guess that the real cost is lower than $20 per box/$120 per case. I can not attest to the quality of the meat, but that is for any given business unless I've actually tested or eaten it, myself. I will say that some quality will vary considering some of the trucks do not come with refridgerators or freezers (which can be unplugged). I also can say if the meat is odorous, it has not been refridgerated for a few hours. I doubt the company will tell you the name of the supplier, wholesaler, or producer. Though, I know the company is That website is only a front; those prices are misleading compared to the products (it's not the actual wholesaler/company that produces the meat)... http://www.18004steaks.com/

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