Roofing racket afoot
SENIORS should be aware of recent scams in which men are approaching elderly residents, telling them their roof needs repairs and offering to do the work for a fee.
Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll warned homeowners not to deal with the traders.
“These itinerant traders use high-pressure sales pitches to get consumers to agree to have their roofs repaired at supposedly low cost,” she said.
“The cost of the job is often more than it’s worth and the work is usually sub-standard.
“It’s also difficult to track down these traders for a refund or to make a warranty claim if the consumer is not satisfied.
“They are also breaking consumer law by not observing a 10-day cooling off period.
Report such traders to consumer@ commerce.wa.gov.au or 1300 30 40 54.