Man charged in relation to landscaping scam
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Goodman was released on February 12 due to a corporation trial to respond to the fraud allegations.
The police service reminds every homeowner to consider renovation or landscaping projects to do their homework before signing a contract or making a down payment.
“You can do this by typing a company name or someone’s name into your computer’s search engine,” police said. “You may also want to check the company’s Facebook page or other social media profiles like Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.”
Before paying for any home renovation product or service you should:
– know your rights;
– research the company;
– Review of applicable licensing;
– ask for ID and references;
– receive everything in writing; and
– If you feel uncomfortable, stop the interaction.
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Center’s slogan is “Identify, Reject, Report”.
“If you see red flags indicating potential fraud or if you have the feeling that something is wrong, decline the offer,” advised the police. “Then report it.”
For more information on fraud and fraud protection, please visit www.antifraudcentre.