Ottawa police are warning residents against rushing into deals with paving contractors after receiving several complaints from people who “hired” contractors to do work but did not sign any paperwork.
When the work was completed, residents reported that the contractors pressured them to pay a higher rate.
The organized fraud unit of the police department says any contractor work should come with a hard-copy contract.
“Take the time to reflect on the deal before agreeing,” said Sgt. James Ritchie of the organized fraud unit.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.