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News Release: January 21, 2019

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Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: January 21, 2019
Occurrence Type: Research your Roofer
Occurrence #: -
Date: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 8:30am

Have you been the victim of a roofing scam? The Barrie Police Service has charged a 53-year-old Innisfil man with fraud after receiving reports of advertisements for roofing services from “RJ” at “The Perfect Roof” on online marketing sites. Once the victim has paid a deposit, and the work was barely started, the suspect disappeared with the money. After trying to contact the suspect to arrange for the work to be completed, the victim discovered that the address and company name provided don’t exist.

Barrie Police believe there may be more victims in the community, so if this situation sounds familiar, please contact Constable P. Matte of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2557 or pmatte@barriepolice.ca.  Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.

For more information on how to protect yourself when hiring a roofer, visit the Government of Ontario’s Consumer Protection page at www.Ontario.ca/page/hiring-roofer for tips on how to research contractors, spot a scam, and file a complaint