The Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan issued an advisory on Friday warning people about the Great Canadian Home Show.
Its investigation have revealed complaints related to the cancellation of trade shows and deposits not being refunded.
BBB said the Great Canadian Home Show solicited businesses to purchase booth space, but none of the shows were actually held in Vancouver, Saskatoon or Winnipeg.
Further investigation indicates a similar ruse has occurred in Ontario and Nova Scotia, according to the non-profit organization.
A Regina venue has indicated the dates for next week will not happen, BBB said.
The mailing address shows the business located in Sturgis, Sask., which has been given an “F” rating by BBB due to multiple unanswered complaints and issues with business practices.
BBB said some reports show the alleged owner, Vern Peterson, is also located in White Rock, B.C.
The Great Canadian Home Show is not a registered business with Information Services Corporation in Saskatchewan.
Any businesses who paid a deposit are urged to contact their local police detachment.
To inquire about a business or to file a complaint, visit bbb.org.