Page 22 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, July 29, 2022 SCAM | FROM PAGE 8 who have been involved in fraudulent activities or provided unsatisfactory work to previous clients. Get everything in writing. Ask for an estimate in writing before payment is even discussed. Don’t let a contractor start working on a project until a written, signed contract – outlining start and complete dates, a detailed description of the work to be provided, material costs, payment arrangements, and warranty information – is provided. Stagger payments. Most contractors will require a percentage of the total price upfront, but it should never be the full price before the work has begun. Instead, agree to stagger payments so that work can be inspected at various stages of the project. Use safe payment methods. Paying with a credit card provides some peace of mind since the credit card company will help you if the company is fraudulent. If you use a check, write it to a company, not an individual. Paying cash or using an electronic wallet app is risky since there is no way to stop the payment or get some money back if anything goes wrong. For more information Search BBB.org for paving companies in your area. Also common are “free roof inWASTE REMOVAL & BUILDING MAINTENANCE • Landscaping, Lawn Care, Mulching • Yard Waste & Rubbish Removal • Interior & Exterior Demolition (Old Decks, Fences, Pools, Sheds, etc.) • Appliance and Metal Pick-up • Construction and Estate Cleanouts • Pick-up Truck Load of Trash starting at $169 • Carpentry LICENSED & INSURED Call for FREE ESTIMATES! Office: (781) 233-2244 AAA Service • Lockouts Trespass Towing • Roadside Service Junk Car Removal 617-387-6877 26 Garvey St., Everett MDPU 28003 ICCMC 251976 REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS BUYER1 HORTON, SIMON C TSE, VINCENT SANTINI, KIMBERLY KHIMANI, AMAAN A JIANG, ANDY WU, YANMING KEEZING, DEBRA A SHAIKH, NEEDA BUYER2 SELLER1 SHARMA, HEMANT DUNN, ELISABETH NGO-NIEHAUS FT HOU, RUI XU, XIAQING SELLER2 NGO, TU XU, GUIYU J ADDRESS 30 RICH ST #18 10 LINWOOD ST #308 79 BLOMERTH ST 30 FRANKLIN ST #105 20-30 DANIELS ST #109 PATERSON JONA M EST MERRITHEW, JANE E 37-39 PARK ST MADAMBAKKAM, BRAGADEES K spection” scams – learn more about free inspection scams at https://www.bbb.org/article/ news-releases/22467-bbbbscam-alert-watch-out-for-freeroof-inspections. You can also read BBB's tips on hiring a contractor at https://www.bbb. org/article/tips/14081-bbbtip-hiring-a-contractor. If you suspect you have fallen for a contractor scam, report it to BBB.org/ScamTracker. Your report can help alert others to similar scams. Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/ Advocate.news.ma Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. CITY MALDEN MALDEN MALDEN MALDEN MALDEN MALDEN DATE 07.08.22 07.07.22 07.08.22 07.08.22 07.07.22 07.08.22 16 PIERCE ST #127 MALDEN PRICE 317000 327000 595000 415000 325000 888000 07.07.22 520000

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