There are many cowboy fitters scattered all over the place, ready to take advantage of anyone who falls into their web of deceit. They are not to be trusted, and luckily for us, they are easily detected, so if you want to know ‘How to Spot a Rogue Fitter‘, then read on.
How to spot the signs
No wrongdoing is left completely undetected and untraceable. Many rogue contractors do specific things that you can spot and soon realise that they are in fact scamming you. In this article, we warn you about things to look out for when dealing with these sort of people.
Only Accepts Payments in Cash and Expects full upfront payments
If the Fitter only accepts cash, then tax evasion is the order of the day. Providing these Fitters with cash up front also gives them the power to take your money, leaving you with little authority if the work is done poorly or not done at all.
If any Fitter is unable to provide references, even if they are simply fitting in Windows, they cannot be trusted. Most established Fitters will be more than happy to provide any references they have. However, in some cases, Rogue Fitters might promise to provide these references but never do.
In most cases, Rogue Fitters will resolve to harassment to get money from homeowners. They might refuse to leave your home until you have accepted their service or continuously call you even after declining their offer. These are typical signs of a rogue contractor. If they insist on staying, you have the right to call the police and keep yourself safe.
Very Cheap Prices
Do not be hypnotised by amazingly cheap prices, because if it’s too good to be true, then it probably is. Their cheap prices are used to lure people in and you are left with amateur or no work at all. It is important that you do your research, and find legitimate companies that offer reliable services at a reasonable price.