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Resource ID: #21183
Subject: Consumer Affairs
Source: WINK-TV (Fort Myers, Fla.)
Date: 2003-01-07



WINK-TV reporters do in-depth reports on several Florida contractors whose unhappy customers accuse them of fraud and improper business practices. The contractors (Challenger Pools, DeSpirito Kitchen, Sunstate Designs, and Homecare Industries) are accused of taking their customer's money and not completing jobs, and in some cases, not having a valid contractor's license at all. In many instances, the customer pays the contractor a deposit to complete the job, while the contractor does not pay it's sub-contractors and suppliers. As a result, these sub-contractors can force the customer to pay, or put a lien on their homes in response ot Florida's Lien Law.

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