May 22, 2019
The OPP is reminding citizens about the potential of various home renovation scams and are appealing to residents to report any suspicious activity.
Various types of scams, such as driveway paving, lawn-care services, roofing, home appliance sales for items such as air conditioners or water heaters, usually begin with a cold-call door knock by someone offering to do repair work and/or sell merchandise.
“Often, the suspects claim to be in the area for just one day and use hard pressure tactics to convince the homeowner to purchase the service or item,” police said in a press release.
Specifically, police are noticing an increase in door-to-door asphalt sales. While some companies are reputable, it is up to consumers to do their homework and ensure that the company they are hiring is legitimate and not just there to take their money, police say….
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