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Citizen complaint of the day: Sign, sign everywhere a stupid yellow sign

Stupid yellow signs in Chinatown

Signs all over Chinatown.

From Neponset Circle to Chinatown, agitated citizens are filing 311 complaints about those stupid yellow "forced auction" signs that have sprung up in recent days. One person even walked around Chinatown to take photos with which to urge the city to take down the "P.O.S." signs.

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Rte. 9 to 128. Also Waltham, Dedham, Needham, Winchester and Arlington and the Lowell area.

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Saw a number of them on 3A/ 3 in Burlington the other day

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I guess the Rhode Island version of this was supposedly 8/22

https://twitter.com/HayleyBuckey/status/1433938782626226176

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a bunch of them by minutemen tech

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I seriously doubt they are auctioning off Picassos. That's not the kind of think that advertises with cheesy yellow signs taped to poles.

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..there are a bunch of these in Belmont as well

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Was visiting a friend in the Watertown Street area, and it seemed like these posters were on every other utility pole and street sign.

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Can we have a real journalistic investigation on whether these auctions are legit, or are they for BU students?

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I. All in if they sell Picassos for cheap......oh wait I don't like Picassos

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Also around Morrissey Blvd/Neponset Bridge area, Melnea Cass, Tremont

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During a Pats game?

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Some details here from last time around: https://www.reddit.com/r/LasVegas/comments/kpwzqq/okay_so_i_know_that_th...

I want to be surprised that these criminals don't get arrested and shut down (given there's a physical spot to go and pick them up), but not naive enough to think the police care about this sort of fraud.

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Back when I followed auctions in the 80s and 90s more closely this type of ad would show up in papers with some regularity. Not every week, but definitely multiple times a year. I don't remember Lamborghinis, but Picasso was so prolific that it was plausible that one could just show up.

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I remember this sort of stuff plastered everywhere when I was just getting into high school. That, and empty anchor stores full of sleazy flea market vendors.

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They are just things. I'd rather take cash to pay my bills and rent and medical bills.

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They are just things. I'd rather take cash to pay my bills and rent and medical bills.

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Of course, the Chinatown walker couldn't have taken those signs down themselves?

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Some in Coolidge Corner have been removed by me personally.

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is to get the city to take some kind of action to keep the signs from being put up at all (which would be pretty hard for some random citizen to do).

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I'm sure whoever was paid by the sign to put them up would appreciate the opportunity to put more up.

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Just bring back

CA$H FOR YOUR WARHOL

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I was driving in Watertown and asked my wife to hurry up and get a picture. I seen the auction & Lamborghini and lost it. Lol

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Almost as annoying as campaign signs,

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Those signs infuriate me. I really have to start carrying small wirecutters when I'm walking around.

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I was all over the place this weekend and saw these signs everywhere outside of Boston. It makes you wonder how much they make off of the scam if it is worth all the time and effort to put so many signs up. Unlike a scam email this takes significant time, expense and resources.

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If you hate the sign so much spend the thirty seconds to take it down.

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Someone on reddit actually went, confirmed scam.

https://www.reddit.com/r/boston/comments/pqrklt/forced_auction_signs_all...

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