Homefix called my 80 yr old legally blind mother randomly to solicit some business ie sell a roofing job. They told her how great they were and that they had the most competitive price and if they could meet with her today she would get a FREE estimate.
She agreed and they were there within a couple of hours. The salesperson asked her how old the roof was and she told him that Dad had a new roof put on in 1987. He told her that roofs only last 20 years so it was really time to replace it. He went up on the roof to do the Free inspection.
When he came down they told her that she had shingles missing and now she had rotten areas in the roof. It really needed to be replaced. He totally snowed her. He wrote up a contract and had her sign it.
My mother has Macular Degeneration and cannot read type unless it's back lit and enlarged 20x and that takes time. He had another appointment to get to, so he read it to her!!!!! Can you believe it! Wouldn't even leave it for her to go over it with someone else!
But, he waited around long enough to write him a deposit check of $4807.00. Luckily when she told me about it I was able to contact her bank and stop the check. While at the bank I called the phone# on the contract and canceled the contract. The guy I spoke to said he hand deliver the check to my mother and I told him to destroy it since it was no good anymore the banker said he needed to mail it back.
I called Mom to tell her it was taken care of and guess who comes knocking on her door!! I told not to open it and just say "We canceled the contract".
I believe that what the did is criminal. Taking advantage of the elderly and disabled is a crime and they should lose their licence.
Review about: New Roof Contract.