Home-repair scam leaves Londoner with $40K loan

London police are warning the public about a scam that can see fraudulent liens on personal property and mortgages taken out in an unsuspecting person’s name.

The word of caution comes after a Londoner discovered a $40,000 loan in their name, that they had not consented to.

The fraudulent incident happened between December 1 and 16 after a man claiming to work for a heating and cooling business offered the owner of a home in the area of Egerton and Vauxhall streets a free in-home energy saving inspection. The homeowner agreed and two men showed up to the house to

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Home-repair scam leaves Ontario homeowner with $40K loan

Two men faces fraud charges after a resident fell victim to a home-repair scam that left them with a $40,000 loan in their name, police say

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Two men face fraud charges after a London resident fell victim to a home-repair scam that left them with a $40,000 loan in their name, police say.

The alleged fraud happened between Dec. 1 and Dec. 16, after a man claiming to work for a heating and cooling business offered a homeowner

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Police warn of home repair scam at work in Halton

Fraud involves unsolicited offers of repair work around the home, which is never completed, police say

Halton Regional Police say there’s a home repair fraud operating in the region and are issuing a warning to residents.

They describe at least one suspect in the alleged frauds as a “middle-aged white male with a heavy Irish accent”.

The frauds involve the supposed contractor travelling door-to-door selling services that are unsolicited by a consumer, police said in a news release.

Services include chimney repair, general masonry work, step and driveway repairs, general debris cleaning or roof repairs and waterproofing.

Police said the

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‘You just can’t trust anyone:’ Couple warns of home repair scam in Halifax and Kingston, Ont.

The men were friendly, professional and looked the part — but they were not who they said they were, and now Linda and Bill French are out $500.

The Halifax couple were recently the victims of a home repair scam involving a group of men posing as workers from a local company called Fine Line Roofing and Masonry.

The scam appears to be happening in both Halifax and Kingston, Ont. Police in both cities have issued press releases describing similar incidents and warning residents to be on guard.

Linda French said three men — roughly 30, 45 and 60 years

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Public warned about home renovation scam in Halton Region

The Halton Police have issued a warning to residents regarding a home repair fraud that is currently operating in the region.

The police said that the fraud involves contractors who approach homeowners unsolicited and offer services such as chimney or driveway repair and interlock stonework. The contractors will provide quotes with prices lower than the market value, and upon reaching an agreement, they will request a large cash payment. Previous complaints have revealed that although initial work may commence, it is often of poor quality and left incomplete, the police warned. After the initial cost, the contractors may request additional

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