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26-11-2017, 12:46   #1
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Roof Scam

Anyone been scammed by a roofer recently . A check on the roof section in the golden pages reveals that most companies are not registered . I doubt they have any screening of such companies .The review system on those advertising is almost non existent .
They claim C2 vat, insurance and use only mobile numbers and no or a fake address .You suspect a scam call the guards and ask for receipt to justify the charge .A scam roofer in my area has a large van with his logo doing this for years . He just changes the company name .
The government is still dragging heels on legislation to register companies in the building trade .
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Sure I can take wee look at that for you.
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Sure I can take wee look at that for you.
I can check the gutters too if you want.
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I had a roofie yesterday. Don't remember much about it.
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Isn't there a thread about saying something nice about Travellers ?


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What's the scam exactly? Did he promise you a roof and deliver a floor? Or was he just incompetent and put the roof up backwards?
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Isn't there a thread about saying travellers
I think this is a thread about a fella who has a qualification and licence in nailing slates to roof and is taking the opportunity to do down the competition (unregistered scoundrels)

Just another day in the cut throat world of roof repairs.
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Anyone been scammed by a roofer recently . A check on the roof section in the golden pageshardly a definitive source of information reveals that most companies are not registered . I doubt they have any screening of such companies .The review system on those advertising is almost non existent .
They claim C2 vat, insurancehow do you know they are not and use only mobile numbers whats wrong with a mobile no. most self employed aren't sitting at home waiting for the landline to ringand no or a fake addresshow do you know the address is fake .You suspect a scam call the guards and ask for receipt to justify the charge .A scam roofer in my area has a large van with his logo doing this for years . He just changes the company name .
The government is still dragging heels on legislation to register companies in the building trade .agreed but that's a separate issue
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Ageing panel van with no name/number? Rough looking fellas inside? They're not registered.
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Golden pages?
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Ageing panel van with no name/number? Rough looking fellas inside? They're not registered.
A lot of tradesmen don't signwrite vans anymore.
It tells would be thieves what may be inside and also some insurance companies are loading the premium for that reason.
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Anyone been scammed by a roofer recently . A check on the roof section in the golden pages reveals that most companies are not registered . I doubt they have any screening of such companies .The review system on those advertising is almost non existent .
They claim C2 vat, insurance and use only mobile numbers and no or a fake address .You suspect a scam call the guards and ask for receipt to justify the charge .A scam roofer in my area has a large van with his logo doing this for years . He just changes the company name .
The government is still dragging heels on legislation to register companies in the building trade .
You are sounding very naive there
Look am not having a go at you just use some common sense.
Anyone with a ladder and a van can call themselves a roofer.

Also why would golden pages or any other place 'screen' companies? How could they or why should they. All about making money. Selling listings to businesses.

That's why calling any tradesmen is a game of roulette.
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A lot of tradesmen don't signwrite vans anymore.
It tells would be thieves what may be inside and also some insurance companies are loading the premium for that reason.
Interesting. In my day the van was a mobile advert.
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I'd like you to leave!
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Interesting. In my day the van was a mobile advert.
Totally agree, a mobile billboard. My current van is the first not to have my details on it.
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