Local Business Gives Warning About Scammers

A reputable company wants to warn everyone, crooks are using their name and stealing from homes. Colorado Springs police are searching for the person or people responsible.

Total Roofing, based in Colorado Springs, has been a trusted name for years and they're angry about the situation.

This local company wants people to know they can still be trusted, but with this new scam going around, they're not sure what to do, except warn all of us.

"It's unbelievable," Total Roofing owner Scott McIntyre said.

McIntyre runs the business with his wife. They started Total Roofing seven years ago. In that time, they've secured themselves with the Better Business Bureau and the Southern Colorado community.

"It's hurtful, and it hurts my feelings that someone would do that, especially to our customers and potential customers down the road," McIntyre said.

Scammers are using the Total Roofing name to gain access into homes. Crooks have been making calls to strangers telling them they're with the company, and are in the area to give roofing estimates.

According to police, someone was burglarized Friday after taking one of these calls from the scammers.

"What if it was just more than a burglary, what if that person was home, they could've been injured. Physical things are replaceable, lives are not," McIntyre said.

McIntyre told 11 News they never conduct business in this way and wants to ensure the community--they do not make unsolicited calls or home visits.

"If you have caller ID, write it down, get a name, get a phone number but it is not us," McIntyre said.

According to police, it seems these scammers are trying to get information about when people are home, and when they're not.

There's not a lot of suspect information on this one, but if you have any information, you're asked to call Crimestoppers at 634-STOP.

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  • by people on Feb 23, 2012 at 05:53 AM
    cbi is colorado bureau of investigation..and its six$ each person.But it gives you all the crimanal history.
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      by cbi on Feb 24, 2012 at 08:42 AM in reply to people
      it actually works and is very detailed.all you need is the name..
  • by people on Feb 22, 2012 at 06:44 PM
    we looked it up..cbi is 6 dollars and we found records on 2.so far.
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      by richard on Feb 22, 2012 at 09:50 PM in reply to people
      whats cbi?
  • by Johnny Location: Ellicott on Feb 15, 2012 at 07:54 AM
    This really is a funny story. I tried repeatedly to get a total roofing rep to come out east to my place and was stiffed 2 times in a row! Excuses Excuses. Well, at least I didn't get scammed by a fake total roofing guy.
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      by richard on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:30 PM in reply to Johnny
      same here im out in peyton..
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        by Scott McIntyre on Feb 21, 2012 at 02:26 PM in reply to richard
        Just so you know there is total roofing and total roofing and resteration. Whitch one did you call?
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          by people on Feb 25, 2012 at 05:52 AM in reply to Scott McIntyre
          its all about the spelling......
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      by people on Feb 22, 2012 at 06:30 PM in reply to Johnny
      its funny.
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      by ghee on Mar 2, 2012 at 02:20 PM in reply to Johnny
      they will reap what they sow.
  • by beka jenkins on Feb 12, 2012 at 07:20 AM
    Will everyone just stop..that dont make no sence what so ever..
  • by Myself Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 9, 2012 at 08:14 AM
    We are all sinners this is true! Everything will be revealed in the end.
  • by Don Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 9, 2012 at 06:14 AM
    I have know this company for quite some time and they are one of the most professional companys I have worked with. They only recommend what needs to be done with honesty, integrity always in the best interests of the home owner
  • by Scott McIntyre Location: Total Roofing on Feb 8, 2012 at 09:12 AM
    This is crazy this is what it boils down to.We did nothing to deserve this ridicule. We are the one being unfairly attacked. Somebody out there is using our name to get work.We do not solicit over the phone get work. Somebody or some company is on the phone claiming to be Total Roofing. These comments here are coming from a deranged ex of one of my employees. this is not the platform for this ridiculousness. We have given a chance to someone that works for our company with a felony. This person is not the only felon to work for any company. He is not a crook and his felony in non-violent and non-financial. He is one of our finest employees and I wish we had 10 of him.
  • by doris Location: 80915 on Feb 7, 2012 at 06:25 PM
    Had one of them come to the house and ask if we need a new roof,we said no we just had one done 2 years ago.his reply was i can fix it take a couple shinkels down and u get a new roof.hmmmm one way making money...
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      by Scott McIntyre on Feb 8, 2012 at 09:04 AM in reply to doris
      Who is one of them?Total roofing would never do this.
  • by Myself Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 7, 2012 at 07:10 AM
    Look inside this business and you will find what God has wanted everyone to find out. For God is watching!
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      by forgive & forget on Feb 8, 2012 at 08:38 AM in reply to Myself
      Absolutely ! This company is surrounded by sinners, but aren't we all sinners. Who are you to pass judgement on anyone. I will pray for you and this company. We certainly all need it. As i see it this company has given local employment to people that made mistakes in there past and we're given a second chance. Thanks Total Roofing for caring and not judging anyone. I volunteer locally and am always happy to see many of the staff at Total Roofing helping our community...thanks again
  • by people Location: fountain on Feb 3, 2012 at 01:33 PM
    your actions from the past are catching up to you. You say you do background checks,but you hired someone with 3 pages of arrests and 3 felonys and domestic violance and child abuse... This same person was fined for stealing your competitors signs,and what do you do promote him to Sr. Project Manager,shame on you.All this is facts and on public record.Look inside at your employees and their actions before throwing blame elsewhere.
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      by Timmy on Feb 9, 2012 at 03:42 AM in reply to people
      Bottom line is people fail to realize that were all people here. Part of the human experience is making a mistake from time to time. It's how we handle those mistakes that really matter. I personally don't care as a consumer what an individual's background is! What matters to me is the final product. And the final product from Total Roofing is excellent.
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      by tom on Mar 2, 2012 at 02:18 PM in reply to people
      who is it?????
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