Handy man fraud alert
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#1 Jul 22, 2010
There's a guy named Scott Knickerbocker who works as a handy man in the Lake George and putnam regions. I know of 3 senior citizens that paid him $500.00 to $1,000 upfront to buy materials for a job he never did for them. He just took the money and and never delivered the job. He never paid any of them back and told them all some pathetic story of why he needed the money to get them to feel sorry for him.

This guy is a con artist and fraudster who needs to be stopped. Think twice before hiring him and don't pay a penny upfront to him. You may want to check his references and see if he is licensed which I don't think he is. Check it out for yourself if you're thinking about hiring him for any reason.

Since: Jul 08

Glens Falls NY

#2 Jul 24, 2010
You cannot be shorn if you do not first allow yourself to be a sheep.

Always get a contract.
Never make a check out to a personal name but always to the business name. Why? It shows proof that your payment was for the business and the work contracted for. The bank cannot cash a check made out to a business name it must be deposited and held, that's a federal law.
Check Angieslist.com
Ask around. You have neighbors, right?
If he needs the money right away, up front, you make want to reconsider.
Listen to your gut!
If it smells fishy, throw it back!!
Call the cops!

Use your brain. Be ashamed if you get taken and call the cops ASAP.
Own your mistake, you are human after all.
Remember, you made the error in judgement a con artist doesn't make anything if he only runs into thinking people. Remember your embarrassment and maybe that'll will cause you to think about it next time someone comes to con you, either that or learn how to "Baaa". You are only a victim because you allowed yourself to be.

I realized this after I got taken by a disreputable mechanic for over $300 when I was 22. That was a lot right then.

I was stupid and naive. I learned from my error!


#5 Jul 30, 2010
Scott Knickerbocker is a knucklehead. This guy has been operating under the radar for a decade and frauding people left and right. Report him to Welfare since he's not only frauding people and stealing their money, but also, more than likely not reporting his earnings to welfare.

United States

#6 Aug 3, 2010
There are alot of people that lie to welfare. Hell there is one I know for a fact on John St. in Hudson Falls that gets food stamps for her kids when she only has them four days a month. It's bullshit if you ask me.

United States

#7 Apr 21, 2011
Another great company to check into for window cleaning is Clearview. They have some awesome cleaning techniques and strive to be green while cleaning. They can even do some blind cleaning if you want. Check out their website for their contact info. http://howclearisyourview.com
Gary Neal

Salt Lake City, UT

#8 Jun 7, 2011
I hate guys like this. They give people like contractors and masonry workers a bad name. I own a small masonry business and we have to deal with the bad effects of con artists like him. http://oldworldmasonry.net
Lyla Burns

Salt Lake City, UT

#9 Jul 31, 2012
I hate hearing stories like this. I still can't believe that there are people who think they can get away with stuff like this. My husband owns a Chicago tree service company and things like this are what make it hard for him to get work. It makes it so people can't trust good workers. http://www.smittystreeservice.net

Salt Lake City, UT

#10 Nov 26, 2012
So, could these happen through house cleaning services in kansas city ks ( http://aboveandbeyonddeepcleaning.com )? I know that the people we work with are legit, but I know some other people's aren't too trustworthy. Thanks for the heads up!

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