RCMP warn public of disingenuous contractors

Gord Molendyk

Last week in the Armstrong area there was a report of a so called contractor going door to door looking for work and not following through after payment. RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says the detachment receives complaints about the same type of incident every year.

The police are reminding local residents to take precautions when so called door to door contractors come to your home soliciting business and asking for a good portion of the money upfront.

"If you are looking to have repairs made to your home; ask friends or relatives about people they have dealt with," Molendyk says. "Most legitimate contractors will provide you a quote in writing and then request money at various stages of the work being completed."

"Every year residents of our area get scammed by individuals who are less then professional in their business practices."

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infotelnews.ca or call (250)309-5230.

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