Saskatchewan’s Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA) is informing homeowners to be cautious if a driveway repair deal sounds too good to be true. FCAA is warning consumers about unlicenced contractors going door-to-door.
If an unsolicited offer is made to pave, patch or apply a protective treatment to your driveway, FCAA officials recommend asking for a direct seller’s licence number. Salespersons are required by law to be licensed.
Licences can be checked online to see if they’re valid.
Additionally, customers should have everything in writing and create a formal contract with clear expectations of the job and when it’s expected to be complete.
Other red flags:
- The sales representative is pressuring you to “act now or lose out on a limited time offer.”;
- A substantial down payment is required before providing any services.
Anyone who has dealt with an unlicenced salesperson is asked to contact the consumer protection division at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-880-5550.