Pat Donaghy Roofing: ripping off Glasgow people on low income

   “Pat Donaghy Roofing, Glasgow took our money, damaged our property, made our problems worse, and left us without the money to pay another roofer to do a job we paid him to do.  My partner works a minimum wage job and I’m trying to get back to work after a long-term disabling illness.  We’re…

9 reasons some people exploit others

It can be difficult for many of us to understand what goes through the mind of someone who deliberately chooses to cause us to be upset or distressed or suffer a loss.  That difficulty in understanding such behaviour and the naive assumption that everyone else is like us in their moral makeup is why many…

Almond Housing Association, Livingston, refuse asbestos testing

A TENANT has been left fearing for his family’s safety after asbestos was discovered in the ceiling of his Livingston home. Raging John Brown claims Almond Housing Association have refused to test his whole house for the deadly dust. Full story here

Four charged following rogue trader incident, Livingston

Published 15 January 2019  Four men have been charged with doorstep trading offences after concerns were raised in the Eliburn area of Livingston. Police were called by residents in Northpark Place, concerned about items being offered for sale door to door yesterday lunchtime, Monday 14th January. Four men aged 27, 18, 23 and 25 were…

Complaint About Poor Building Work: A Case Study

By: Thomas Muller – Updated: 23 Dec 2018, Complaint Expert “Home building work is a costly business but, if you want to avoid upset and complaint, maintaining high standards is much more important than cutting corners, as this case study shows. Costly Improvements And Cowboy Building Work According to Consumer Direct, substandard home improvements are…

Exposed: the laws that allow rogue traders to duck their debts

PHOTO: Les Clark, who just wanted his conservatory roof replaced, is resigned to losing his 50% deposit. Photograph: Andy Hall for the Observer By Anna Timms “Pensioner James Bidwell* decided to invest his savings in a conservatory and bifold doors at his home in Sevenoaks, Kent. Sussex Double Glazing submitted a tempting estimate via a…

Rogue builder jailed over £28,000 fraud

Image copyright Wales News Service A rogue builder who tried to con a woman out of £28,000, called her for money while he was already behind bars for “aggressive business practices”. Ronald “Ronnie” Connors, 43, started work at Veronica Walsh’s Newport home in March 2015 before being jailed. He said he was away seeing a…

Mybuilder.com: still advertising rogue traders

We wrote a review about how Pat Donaghy – a roofer from Castlemilk, Glasgow, Scotland – disappeared with a few hundred pounds from us when he was supposed to fix a leak in our roof that has been ruining our livingroom wall for months.  We hired him based on the presence of his mybuilder.com profile…

How we let the greedy rip us off

If we just speak plainly, it is greed or ‘the love of money’ that is at the root of many business practices in our world today, and greed that is the cause of so much misery.  And so accepted is the phenomenon of greed that it has become a normalised concept, renamed and re-spun into…

Stefan, flatmate from hell

He was bald, had pretty bad body odour and carried his own personal roll of toilet paper to the bathroom every time he used it rather than taking his turn to buy it for the other flatmates.  When it ran out, he always had his own personal stash, hidden away in his room. Stefan –…

Cautions when using online trade hiring websites

Online trade sites that allow customers to post advertisements for hiring tradespeople are in many ways an inevitable progression from the old days of picking up the Yellow Pages or word-of-mouth recommendations.  And whilst there are advantages to hiring via such websites as MyBuilder.com and ratedpeople.com, there are inevitably some significant pitfalls. The advantages for…

SIXT Car and Van Hire, Glasgow

Location: Waterloo Street, Glasgow We rented a van from Sixt rent a car in Waterloo St, Glasgow. Long story short, as other reviewers have stated here and all over the Internet, Sixt attempted to charge us for damage that already existed on the van when we got it (there were literally dozens of bits of…

ARK Roofing, Ceres Place, Motherwell

Names associated with business: Stephen Baird, Montana Wharton, J W Lowe Location: Ceres Place, Motherwell Email: arkroofing01@xxxxx.com Phone: 07429 xxx 056 Success!  A full refund was given by ARK Roofing as a result of the customer’s review being published on Rogue Trader Review and the trader’s account being suspended by ratedpeople.com.  The full review has…

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The UK is rife with traders who are ripping off the public; individuals and businesses who put profit before people, separating us from our hard-earned money in exchange for poor quality goods and services (or in some cases no goods or services at all).  Poor work, dangerous work, unsuccessful repairs, over-priced work and a wide…

Edzell Property Management, Glasgow

location: Glasgow Website: edzellgroup.com We rented from Edzell Property Management, Pollockshields, Glasgow for several years and during that time lived under increasing stress due to Edzell’s unwillingness to do what they are supposed to do. We stuck it out only because it was a shared flat, we couldn’t afford anywhere else close enough to work,…

banggood.com

spare parts are not up to specification, customer service is appalling This is possibly one of the worse online sellers I have come across and I’ve only now discovered that they have 1 star ratings on many review sites. I ordered a replacement part for a Bosch tool according to the description on the Banggood…

Reports of rogue traders operating in Aberdeen

Published 08 June 2018 Officers in Aberdeen are urging the public to be vigilant following reports that potential rogue traders are operating in the area. Information has been reported from the public that traders have been cold calling at properties in the Rosemount area of Aberdeen in the last week offering to do maintenance work….

Lyn Core Yoga, Sussex

“Lyn Core refused me a refund on a course I couldn’t do when I was too ill to even earn an income at the time.” Location: Sussex UK, and ekhartyoga.com As a person with a disability I paid for a yoga course in Sussex in the hopes that it would help my health whilst I…

Campbell Kane, CAM Living, Ayrshire

This is the man who has taken thousands of pounds from customers and failed to deliver the kitchens they were promised. He is Campbell Kane, of CAM Living and Luxury Kitchens, but my readers prefer to call him Scampbell after the refunds he pledged failed to materialise. Jim Luke, of Newmilns, Ayrshire, paid £3661 to…

Rogue builder Ronnie Connors jailed for conning pensioners

A rogue builder who charged an elderly woman £140,000 for repairs to her home worth just £6,000 has been jailed for 15 months. Ronnie Connors, 39, of Coedkernew, Newport, also charged an 80-year-old victim £22,000 for work valued at £2,000 and quoted another £7,000 to tidy a garden. He admitted three charges of aggressive business…