I got caught – What was a cheap quote to renovate my bathroom and kitchen for $10,000 cost me $48,000 in the end. So much money and so much stress, plus two more months of work. Ask to see their builders licence, get referrals from happy past clients, and use a local business when possible.
The following is from NSW Department of Fair Trading. Wish I read it first!
What should I look out for?
You can’t tell if they are dodgy just by the way they look. Be suspicious of people who:
Watch a real life story about being scammed by travelling con men
What if a con man calls on me? This is what you should do:
Don’t be tempted by unexpected cheap deals – they may be much more expensive in the long run. If you decide you need to get work done on your house, you should:
Report a scam to [email protected]
PS. His name was Ray, if you see him, I want my money back.