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Facebook scam steals Ottawa company’s business

Ottawa’s largest window and door retailer says a fraudulent Facebook knock-off was using its name to make money by stealing its customers.

Comfort King Windows and Doors said it recently signed up for a company Facebook page to help market its business and attract new clients.

But when owner Paul Hunter looked on the social networking site, he said he found a group of people already had created a fraudulent Facebook page in Ottawa under the Comfort King name.

“There were friends, family, business colleagues on there, customers of ours,” Hunter said, “So the Facebook page, the fraudulent one, was done very professionally — not a kid hacking around.”

Comfort King has operated for the last 32 years and Hunter said it brings in about $10 million a year in revenue. The business is established and Hunter believes the creators of the page were in cahoots with a competitor.

Continue reading at the CBC


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