How To Avoid Duct Cleaning Scams | 10 Tips
TOP 3 HOME SERVICES SCAMS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT
Some fraudsters use the internet to defraud unsuspecting homeowners who may be in need of cleaning. These online scams usually rely on social media apps like Facebook and Instagram to propagate their thievery. They may appear genuine on your first contact with them online because they may act as representatives of a legitimate company.
One way to identify such fraudsters is their offer. Avoid outrageous cleaning offers that are too good to be true. Flat rate whole house pricing is very rarely legitimate. Another way to recognize a fraudulent attempt is if the supposed rep tries to get you to secure a cleaning appointment by making a credit card deposit.
Some fraudsters gain access to your phone number, contact you directly and attempt to sell to you through a phone call. This underhanded approach is illegal in Canada. Especially if your number is listed in the ‘Canada Do Not Call Registry.’
Do not respond to such calls and report them where necessary.
STREET HUSTLE SCAMS
ADDITIONAL THINGS YOU CAN DO TO AVOID GETTING SCAMMED WHILE CHOOSING A DUCT CLEANING SERVICES
Find out if the company is licensed to operate in your city by calling the business license department in your province.