Toronto Police warn against roofing scam

12 Division police are warning residents of scammers who go door-to-door and tell residents that their houses will be condemned if roofing repairs aren’t done.

The con-artists begin work and hustle the homeowners into doing extensive and expensive repairs, which are never finished.

The police say that five men and one woman are suspects. They were seen using a red F-150 Ford pickup truck and two company names: “PROfix Roofing” and “T-CITY Property Maintenance”

The police say you should be wary of anyone soliciting business door-to-door.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

3 thoughts on “Toronto Police warn against roofing scam”

  1. Any other identifiers..
    like English, Scottish or Irish accents?

    (Just curious to see if it may be the same “enterprising” dirt bags from past scams around here.)

  2. Excellent question! And yes, most of the alleged perpetrators do have Irish accents. It hadn’t occurred to me that they might be the same people.

  3. So, perhaps the moral of this & other similar stories (no matter the colour of their rented/stolen pickup trucks):

    Beware charming strangers baring “gifts” – of a sweet offer to service your home repair needs, even if they were to present an “ID” or calling card.

    Their signage or marketing material may be falsely fabricated, or entirely borrowed from another group, like in one of those weekly promotional packets that comes with flyers – “Professional Roofers”, etc.

    Obviously, they don’t care if it’s false advertising or marketing, do they? They’re not really sitting by the phone to take your order or your request for an appraisal.

    Plus, in this day & age, it is possible to verify their claims & skills – on the web. And, if they have no history to back that (UK) charm, do you really want to be their “first” customer?

    I think not.

    So, heads up!
    Maybe we’ll help nail ‘em.

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