Tuesday, 13 June 2017 04:47

Door to door sales for driveway paving should be closely scrutinized

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Consumers are advised to be cautious when it comes to unsolicited driveway paving offers.

If a contractor comes to your door asking to pave, patch or apply a protective treatment to your driveway, you should immediately ask to see a direct seller’s license number.

Door-to-door salespersons are required to be licensed under The Direct Sellers Act. You can confirm a contractor’s license is valid at www.fcaa.gov.sk.ca/fcaa411/.

Red Flags:
    •    The price sounds too good to be true;
    •    High pressure sales—if the sales representative pressures you to “act now or lose out on a limited time offer”, and
    •    The salesperson requires you to pay a substantial down payment before providing any services.
Protect yourself:
    •    Check the validity of the licence number on FCAA411.
    •    Get everything in writing and create a formal contract with clear expectations of the work to be done and the timeframe that the work has to be completed in.
    •    Do not hand over a blank cheque.
Contact Consumer Protection Division
If consumers have questions about hiring a contractor doing door-to-door sales, they can find more information at http://fcaa.gov.sk.ca/drivewayrepairs.  They can call toll free at 1-877-880-5550 or email at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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