From the Ward 3 Office
A reminder to residents that scams can come in many forms and to please use due diligence when engaging in any kind of transaction. A couple of tips to help:
- Reputable companies will provide a written estimate and contract, and likely not offer to do the work same/next day. As well, reputable companies don't typically engage in cash sales.
- Reputable companies should have branding that is consistent and detailed, showing an investment of time, money, and effort.
- Companies engaging in work should have / present proof of insurance upon request.
- Do research on the company's historical record (jobs completed, references, community reputation, etc.)
If you have fallen victim to a scam, you can report it to the Ottawa Police Services.