CAV Warns Country Victorian Residents Against Cheap Home Repairers Scam

CONSUMER Affairs Victoria is warning residents in country Victoria against conmen who offer cheap, but dodgy home repairs.

CAV Minister Tony Robinson is reported as saying in the Herald Sun: “Dodgy conmen prey on Victorian consumers, often targeting vulnerable groups like the elderly or families in isolated locations.”

“They travel from place to place door-knocking and pressuring people to hand over ash up front for discount repairs,” he said. “While the offer of cheap work sounds enticing, it usually ends up costing more, because you end up having to pay to fix a poor quality or incomplete job and you lose any deposits or other payments when the trader moves on.”

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