Friday, July 29, 2016

OPP Warn of Paving Scam

Dufferin County, ON (OPP – Dufferin Detachment) Dufferin OPP are warning residences to be aware of Paving Scam that is coming to police attention within Dufferin County.

A paving company identified from pamphlets as T. Young and or Ontario Road Repair has been connected to numerous complaints to police about paving scams and frauds. They have been reported once again operating in our area. Police have found that in the past incidents this company has used a misleading contracts, unreliable business addresses and phone numbers. Any affiliations with local businesses do not exist. The work done is substandard or not completed property. The contract is set up with

  • Hidden charges and fees that don’t show up in the original quote.
  • Payment in full is demanded
  • Victims sign a contract that says “Any faults found at a later date are not the responsibility of the contractor”.
  • Because the culprits are providing false information upfront and are not from area victims are unable to take the suspects to small claims court for judgement.

Police remind citizens that they should follow a few simple steps when getting home renovations
Always read over thoroughly all written contracts before signing them. Get a family member to review them.

  • Get references from other customers to ensure quality of the work
  • Do some research before you pay for product or service
  • Thoroughly understand what product or service you are purchasing, the process any guarantees and complaint process if you do not receive the product or service you paid for.
  • Inspect all work prior to making payment and ensure work has been completed properly and that the service you received was what you had paid for in your business contract.
  • Legitimate business people will be happy to provide you with information on their services
  • Always be careful about providing confidential personal information especially banking and credit card details unless you are certain that the company is legitimate.

For other helpful tips check out the OPP website at