November 16, 2021
Scam/Fraud

Contractor scamming senior citizens through Nextdoor app, police say

NORTH WALES, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — Police have issued an arrest warrant for a contractor who is allegedly targeting senior citizens through a popular app.

Authorities say 34-year-old Ronald Williams has scammed roughly a dozen victims – and counting – for thousands of dollars.

Suzanne Roth is among them.

“I am so devastated by this,” said Roth.

She lives on just Social Security, so when she shelled out more than $3,000 for what she calls substandard and incomplete work on her deck, her heart sank.

“He destroyed my deck, that’s what he did, and I feel like he destroyed part of my home,” she tells Action News.

She met Ronald Willaims on the app Nextdoor in April.

It’s an application that allows people to get tips, recommendations and buys and sell things from people in their neighborhood.

She put an ad for power washing and deck repair. She says Ronald Williams quickly began messaging her.

Roth says he showed up at her house and said for…

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