Citizens have taken to social media to condemn a contractor who disappeared after depositing up to $4,000…
“When he canceled the grass installation for the fourth time, I thought I was doing it myself items” says Vanessa Attick.
Ms Attick first contacted the entrepreneur on Facebook Marketplace last May. He wanted to put artificial turf in the children’s playground at his campsite in Promont, which he owns.
“I told him we have to do this rush Before the camping season. Every week there was a new excuse. First the rain. Then, there was a problem with the truck. Finally, I told him to release it and return my deposit,” says the mother of the family.
History was far away. La Promontois notes that Eric Paul gave several reasons for not returning his deposit of $1,700.
“After that, I gave him a formal notice,” Blake Vanessa Attick.
So he invited another contractor to do the work in his camp. Coincidentally, he knew the owner of Group PLBC.
“Eric Paul was his subcontractor. He went to see him and told him: if you don’t pay back the girl’s deposit, you won’t do the contract with me anymore. The next day, I finally got my money,” says Mrs. Attick, who is still shocked by the adventure.
His case is not unique. The Register I spoke to three other people who say they were cheated on by Eric Paul and accused him of letting them down on a weekly basis. He deposited up to $4,000 and allegedly disappeared without doing the job.
Laval resident Vincent Coliza says he’s still waiting for a refund of $800 for the artificial turf that hasn’t been installed in his home since last month.
“He pushed back the date five times with a lot of excuses. I’m frustrated because the company is registered and everything. […] I wanted to file a complaint with the Laval police, but they told me there was nothing they could do,” said Mr. Colissa says.
The Laval resident sent formal notice to the contractor, who ignored his messages. She now plans to sue him in small claims.
Quebec resident Karine Couture wants a $2,700 deposit back for work never done on her backyard. “So I haven’t slept in days. […] I am asking him to honor his contract or give me my money back,” Ms Couture waives.
The businessman fights back
Contacted on the matter, Eric Paul admits that his new company, which was formed in April 2022, has “management issues” and says he is not a fraudster. However, he denies that he was under any pressure to repay Vanessa Attic’s deposit.
Photo from Instagram, erykpaul01
Citizens are warning Quebecers against a contractor who took up to $4,000 in deposits from his clients and disappeared. In this photo: Eric Paul, owner of Group PLBC Credit: erykpaul01 / Instagram
“I understand the frustration [des clients] And all that. Honestly, I look at the business and we don’t have the money. I don’t even know what solution to find to pay them back,” pleads the owner of Group PLBC, who is now considering declaring bankruptcy.
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