Tongatapu residents urged to exercise caution over alleged home repair scam

Online users are warning people to be on the lookout for a man offering deposited furniture maintenance work in Tongatapu.

The owner of the Liku’alofa Beach Resort alleged on Facebook a man of Indian descent has approached them saying he can repair old chairs and replace their covers.

They paid him a deposit before he took off taking with him their chairs, she told Kaniva news.

The owner said they contacted the man later but his phone was off.

They wanted their friends on Facebook to help provide them with the man’s address or a phone number in which he can be reached.

The post raised concerns and responses from a number of readers.

A commenter claimed a woman went with a police officer to the man after he did not fulfill a promise.

Another asked for the man’s phone number. A responder gave an address.

One commenter said they bumped into the man at their workplace and he refunded their money after they confronted him.


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