Using the Internet to warn about home construction fraud

July 28, 2012 | By | Reply More

I used to work as an Assistant Attorney General in the area of consumer fraud. Back in the 1980’s there weren’t many ways to get the word out that you had been ripped off by a contractor. You would likely complain to your friends and family, and that is about it. That has certainly changed.

Here is a website created recently by Ray Gregory, a friend of mine who was ripped off by a contractor–this work isn’t even close to acceptable. Thanks to the Internet, anyone considering using this contractor will find the name Timothy W. Watson of Norfolk, Virginia prominently listed next to vivid photos and descriptions of his extremely crappy work. Perhaps this website will prevent other innocent people from getting ripped off.

We are ALL leaving indelible trails on the Internet these days, both innocent people, but also the scoundrels.

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Category: Fraud

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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