Home Improvement August 18, 2023

Scam Type

Home Improvement Scam

Business Name Used

Home Improvement Contractor Scam

Date Reported

August 18, 2023

Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost

$ 800

Scam Description

As is documented on both the Thumbtack app and in our text messages, I hired Ultra Masonry and Construction on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, to complete construction of a storage shed at my property. Both myself, as homeowner, and Mark of Ultra Masonry and Construction, agreed upon a price of $1200.00 for the construction of the aforementioned shed. One day of work was completed on Thursday, July 6, 2023 and a cash deposit of $800 was provided to Mark of Ultra Masonry.
Since July 6, 2023, no further work has been completed, or attempted, despite communications between myself, and Ultra Masonry and Construction, for their return and completion of the project. The last communication between the parties was Tuesday, July 18, 2023. Further text messages, along with messages in the Thumbtack app have not been responded to.