Victim Location 96822
Type of a scam Home Improvement
Jim agreed to do handy man work at my mother’s rental property, he wrote up proposals and was trusted to work at the vacant property.
A day after he made the agreement with my mother, he was asked to contact the property manager (PM) when he was finished with the job; he did not contact the PM.
Clearly, he took advantage of the fact that my 87 year old mother could not check his work as she does not drive and lives 30 min away. He went to her place. LIED about completing the job and took her money, knowing that he had not finished the work he was contracted to do. There were still holes in the walls, unfinished faucet repair and an unfinished and unprofessional job on the front screen door and he did not seal a wall he put up so that water went into the closed off area.
Apparently, he was in a rush to take his vacation and was not ashamed to scam a senior citizen. A day after he left the country for his vacation, his unfinished work was discovered. He has not replied to my text messages and I’m not sure whether he has contacted the property manager to repay my mother for the work he lied about doing.