Toronto police say they’re looking into several cases of homeowners being defrauded by individuals posing as roofing experts.
Since March, five cases of the alleged fraud have been reported to police.
In two cases, police say the suspects knocked on the doors of homeowners and told them their roof needed repairs. They then took payment in advance, but in the end never actually fixed anything.
Police say two other homeowners refused to pay the suspects for fear of a scam.
Toronto police say they are looking for a man and a woman.
Read more at CBC News
This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
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.