Another year,another scammer

grandview

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A contractor who customers say did not plow their driveways is being sued by the State Attorney General.

Eric Schneiderman has filed a suit against Joseph Lloyd, saying in some cases Lloyd charged customers more than $275 for snow removal services, none of which they received following several recent snowfalls. The owner of Gold N' Gifts on Hamburg Street in East Aurora said she hired Lloyd for $725 in November of 2015. She said he plowed once, but that was it.

According to the civil suit, Lloyd also failed to provide home improvement services after receiving payments from customers.

Schneiderman is looking to recoup customers’ losses. In the meantime, an injunction has been issued that prohibits Lloyd from selling any of his assets or using his bank accounts and accepting advance payments from customers. "The goal of our agency is to prevent further harm to consumers," explained Assistant Attorney General, James Morrissey. "That's why we're trying to stop him in hid tracks and why we got the temporary restraining order. The goal of our office is to try and get restitution for consumers who've been ripped off. And thirdly, the imposition, fines and penalties when people violate the law."

This case is similar to that of Scott Romero, a snow plow scammer who went to jail for six months after ripping off customers for more than $100,000.

Several police agencies are investigating this case and criminal charges may be filed. Lloyd is scheduled to appear in court for this civil matter on February 25th.
 

BFD

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buffalo
Did you see the list of his former company names one looked close to your company. Can the same name be used in two different Counties ?
 

ktfbgb

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Northern AZ
Where I'm at, AZ, yes we get snow, Our average here is 103" a year, you can't have a similar name as anyone in the entire state, much less a different county.
 
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grandview

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BFD;2109760 said:
Did you see the list of his former company names one looked close to your company. Can the same name be used in two different Counties ?

Saw it . Only difference between us is the "ing" in snowplowing. But you can have close to the same name.
 

leigh

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CT
Mark Oomkes;2109929 said:
Who's the one that posted the pics of collecting the seasonal money whilst sitting by the fire?

I think that was just some r&r and strategic planning!Pre plowing meditation.Seems to work :eek:
 
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grandview

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Randall Ave;2110487 said:
Is the snow plowing for residentials regulated up there?
Do you have to be registered with the town/county to operate legaly?

Only that the towns want 25.00 for a plow permit,reverse scam.
 
I feel sorry for the folks, i do, i hate the scammers too, BUT

Why is it that the AG office from states like NY, go after "individuals" that offered some services for $275, or even the guy for $100k, and yet year after year, i GUARANTEE that companies like USM, Ferrandino & SMS all fail to pay on over $1,000,000 in services to contractors or more, maybe double that. Who is out there filing charges against the owners of these scammer management companies? Its no different, money out of your pocket or the home owners pocket.. i mean we are all homeowners right?
 

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