Saturday, May 25, 2013

Interior Design Company Scam

Courtesy from Singapore Police Force's Facebook page:

Police have received several reports against a contractor of an interior design company for incomplete work after collect payment/deposits for renovation services in advance. Repeated attempts to contact the contractor were unsuccessful and the complainants have come forward to lodge police reports. Police investigations are on-going.

Police will like to remind the public to be mindful of such cases and take note of the following:

i) Be sure you know where the renovation company is physically located. If you are liaising with a person who claims to be from a particular renovation company, make additional checks with the company itself.

ii) Check if the renovation contractor is a HDB Registered Renovation Contractor on HDB’s website if you are renovating your HDB apartment.

iii) Check with ACRA to confirm that the renovation company is a registered business.

iv) Ask the renovation contractor for their list of clients/customers. Make enquiries with the clients/customers on the background and services provided by the renovation contractor.

Hope the tips above given by the Singapore Police Force can help to reduce the chance of you getting a wrong contractor.

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