CAV Warns Country Victorian Residents Against Cheap Home Repairers Scam

He said CAV received more than 200 inquiries and complaints in the 2008-09 financial year, up 130 per cent on the previous year.

Crime Stoppers executive director Peter Sprott said “If a tradesman knocks on your door seeking cash-up-front work, don’t deal with them. If you need repair work done, find a legitimate tradie yourself, get competitive written quotes and check out references.”

Consumer Affairs Victoria can be contacted on 1300 558 181.

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