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Saanich residents warned about drywall rip-off artists

SAANICH (NEWS1130) – Be careful when hiring a contractor off the Internet.

Police on Vancouver Island say two drywall companies advertising on Craigslist are ripping off homeowners in Saanich.

They say workers from “Mac Drywall” and “Cut Rite Drywall” show up, do some shoddy repairs and then never come back.

Phone calls go unreturned and customers are given excuses such as a broken toenail or a death in the family.

Police recommend you research a contractor beforehand and ask for references.