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DOOR-TO-DOOR DRIVEWAY REPAIR SCAMS

Released on June 9, 2017

Consumers are advised to be cautious when it comes to unsolicited driveway paving offers.

If a contractor comes to your door asking to pave, patch or apply a protective treatment to your driveway, you should immediately ask to see a direct seller’s license number.

Door-to-door salespersons are required to be licensed under The Direct Sellers Act. You can confirm a contractor’s license is valid at www.fcaa.gov.sk.ca/fcaa411/.

Red Flags:

  • The price sounds too good to be true;
  • High pressure sales—if the sales representative pressures you to “act now or lose out on a limited time offer”, and
  • The salesperson requires you to pay a substantial down payment before providing any services.
Protect yourself:
  • Check the validity of the licence number on FCAA411.
  • Get everything in writing and create a formal contract with clear expectations of the work to be done and the timeframe that the work has to be completed in.
  • Do not hand over a blank cheque.
Contact Consumer Protection Division
If consumers have questions about hiring a contractor doing door-to-door sales, they can find more information at http://fcaa.gov.sk.ca/drivewayrepairs.  They can call toll free at 1-877-880-5550 or email at  consumerprotection@gov.sk.ca.

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For more information, contact:

Matthew Barton
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority
Regina
Phone: 306-787-6067
Email: matthew.barton@gov.sk.ca

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