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Another shonky tradie is ripping off residents

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There seems to be no shortage of shonky tradesman littering our country.

Today, NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers not to deal with Anthony Lee Francis, also known as Tony Francis, who’s traded in New South Wales under the business name Tiger Concrete and Excavation Group.

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rose Webb is concerned Mr Francis may be seeking to trade without a licence, telling Ray Hadley Mr Francis does not hold a current NSW contractor licence, and his previous license was “suspended back in 2016 due to unpaid orders of the tribunal”.

“But we continued to get complaints, we’ve had about 30 since then about him continuing to trade.”

Mr Francis seeks residential building work mainly in the class of general concreting including driveways and footpaths.

In some cases, after contracting for the work and accepting payment, Mr Francis has left the work incomplete or doesn’t perform any work at all, failing to¬†refund consumers their money.

“A particular concern for us is that he often leaves the work half done, and exposed¬†scaffolding, and unsafe conditions for people.

“He starts and he doesn’t finish… it’s quite concerning,” Ms Webb tells Ray.

For anyone concerned about dealing with dodgy tradies, Ms Webb says they “should look on the fair trading website, you can do a search to see who has a proper license.”

Click PLAY below to hear the full interview

For anyone concerned please go to the NSW Fair Trading Website by clicking HERE, or call 13 32 20.

Ray Hadley