Reno scam cropping up in Cornwall

A home renovation project.

CORNWALL, Ont. – Somebody is looking to get your fall projects underway and take you for a ride in the process. Cornwall police say scam artists have recently been targeting people asking for help on social media with odd jobs and renovations. Police say the suspect visits the homeowner and provides a quote. But then the person asks for a deposit while he gets materials and a crew together. The only problem, say police, is the contractor leaves and never returns. Police are urging you to contact that at 613-933-5000 if you believe you’ve been a victim. They did not disclose how many times this has happened recently or elaborate on the number of potential victims.

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