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Shady Contractor: Concrete, Shed pad, patio, driveway, landscaping, snow removal

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May 9, 2014
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Toronto, ON
I have found quite a few good ones on kijiji; popcorn removal, aluminum capping, HVAC, quartz counters (marketplace). Wish I still had that popcorn removal guys contact info. Serious guys have serious equipment, look for that sprinter van.

I have found quite a few duds on Homestars and Trusted Pros for my concrete pads and electrical panel move. Asking 30% deposit, outrageous prices, guys who call multiple but don’t show up, guys who do show up and don’t send the quote. These guys are the top rated ones too.
CaptSmethwick wrote: It's hard to find a good contractor and really good, responsible and reliable ones rarely come cheap. Plus, they are usually too busy to advertise, let alone on Kijiji. At least some are ethical and some may even be capable of doing the jobs they take but, sadly, not all. I've relied on word of mouth and BBB research and have never been cheated. Haven't always been happy but I've never been cheated.
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Sep 7, 2004
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Thanks for the Warning.

Just the 1st few pics of the Dude - he looks Shady.
And the info on the Invoice looks very General Description. No details. Definitely a Red Flag.
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Apr 10, 2017
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oceans_end wrote: How do you find contractors then? Just because there’s a flashy website or possibility fake reviews with Homestars doesn’t mean their legit. When I was getting my fence done, used a company well known that had done work on couple of houses on our street, they dragged the work out for 2 month after multiple calls.
Go around the neighbourhood and if you spot something you want done , go knock and ask the owner.

May be difficult for indoor renos, but you must have friends that have contacts or contractors they know about
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Nicpete20 wrote: Tried scamming us too , how can we get him arrested again?!
Contact Pat Foran at CTV News - Consumer Alert.
Have him call out this Scammer and put his Face on TV.
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Aug 26, 2021
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Yes he’s taken a small deposit from me for shed base concreate job that was for 1200, he asked for 500 bucks, i told him no gave him 250 cash after he kept insisting he has to pay for graval and truck, he removed some grass, and he left his 100 dollar tool behind probably stolen too, and tape measure, The number (437) 778-2153 “Kevin” never returned to finish the job.
Beware!! How do we stop this lowlife?
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Feb 27, 2019
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This is the same person. Now going by the name Kevin on ads and then says it is his partner and his name is Steve.


https://www.kijiji.ca/v-brick-masonry-c ... 1607287682

"Text Name Address and Email
905 904 1514…..concrete solutions 4 GTA & 905 zone ……Call Directly ……Just book it now ….prices starting at $999 shed pads. $1199 jacuzzi swim spa $1499 Driveway Extension ….. All prices are negotiable ….also available stamp pattern exposed broom smooth ….Call now 905 904 1514 text address for a quick response cash flat or add HST for invoice…..serving the community since 2009….Prep Form Finish…..3 day job 3 step program All jobs are done square flush and level ….Call now and book your nearest project coordinator 905 904 1514"


One of the pictures has the name "Steven Munoz" which is how I came across this post on RFD.

Other ad:
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.ht ... 1580683240

"Specializing in shed pads and driveway extension....no job is too small or too big pls message or call directly and #justbookit for $999 ....servicing the GTA & 905 family owned and operated NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED 905 904 1514all jobs are done in a 3 step process PREP FORM & FINISH for a complete job description call for a FREE ESTIMATE ....invoice provided upon arrival 3 day job weather permitted .....for a fast a jump start please call us directly 24/7 NO TAXES CASH FLAT or add HST for invoice +13%
Complete Concrete Solutions.....#justbookit 905 906 Do Not OverPay all jobs are done standard 4 inch slab 2 inch crush gravel wiremesh and lumber ...***All Materials Included ***
For stamp or pattern please give us your specs and or address for a full and complete breakdown"
Newbie
Apr 17, 2022
1 posts
Hi,

Have you heard back from “Steve”? I ask because I hired him today and there was drama with his worker, looking him up and it lead to this thread.
Newbie
Apr 17, 2022
1 posts
Have you heard anything back from this guy or talked to the police?
Newbie
Feb 27, 2019
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StormyT wrote: Have you heard anything back from this guy or talked to the police?
I didn't end up going through with the job with "Steve" because of the stuff I found online prior so I didn't contact him again or the police. Not worth the risk. What was the drama with his worker?
Newbie
Jun 16, 2022
2 posts
Hi, just got scammed by this guy. Where should I contact to pursue this? Thanks.
Member
Jan 16, 2008
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Chatham
Take it to the MCS (Ontario Ministry of Consumer Service) and file a complain. Beware the how the gov. works, i.e. s.l.o.w.l.y. like 2 years before you get your money back and the scammer only get a slap on the wrist . I got mine (and other 2 neighbors) a while back. Not by these scammer though.

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