20 Unlicensed Impostors Posing as Electricians Arrested in Craigslist related Sting
Twenty allegedly unlicensed electricians were busted in a Craigslist sting engineered by the Massachusetts Division of Professional License.
The individuals allegedly advertised on Craigslist looking for work and met with the undercover investigators to discuss projects. The state says in some cases the unlicensed electricians didn’t give their last names, and many demanded cash for payment.
“It is imperative that consumers use a licensed electrician, even when it might be a simple project like installing a light fixture,” said Barbara Anthony, the Undersecretary of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. “Unlicensed electricians may not know the details of building codes, may not handle the permitting process appropriately, and will likely leave the consumer with no recourse if the work is incomplete or shoddily done.”
All 20 cases are now being reviewed, and the unlicensed electricians face fines of up to $1,000 for unlicensed practice.
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