Rogue plumber allegedly operating after having license cancelled
A listener has contacted Ray Hadley alleging that rogue Sydney plumber Jason Aboukalam is still ripping off customers.
The plumber was involved in an investigation by A Current Affair, when four stories were put to air revealing investigations into the then 26-year-old’s alleged dodgy dealings.
Plenty of furious customers had come forward claiming they were “ripped off” by Jason.
Allegations from mainly elderly customers ranged from being charged $5,600 for a replacement hot water system, which another plumber quoted to be $1,400 to supply and install, and even a whopping $212,000 to replace a sewer pipe.
NSW Fair Trading cancelled Mr Aboukslam’s license last year in February and has since reopened his business.
He is now operating under several different company names, continuing operations as normal.
Ray Hadley has approached Fair Trading, who’ve confirmed they have issued a warning to other states.
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NSW Fair Trading full statement
“Following an investigation NSW Fair Trading cancelled the contractor licence of Onsite Trade Services Pty Ltd on December 2, 2021, while Jason Aboukalam’s contractor licence was cancelled on February 5, 2021.
Fair Trading continues to monitor high risk businesses and investigate accordingly as part of its compliance and enforcement strategy.
The company trades under the following business names – Dan’s Plumbing AUS, Fergusons Plumbing Group Australia, PlumbCorp Services and Willson’s Plumbing and Gas.
A licence is required for all specialist work such as electrical, plumbing and air conditioning regardless of the cost. Further, a licence is required for all other residential work valued at more than $5,000.
Fair Trading is asking anyone who has contracted these companies and wishes to lodge a complaint to call 13 32 20.”
NSW Fair Trading has been in touch with interstate regulators including Queensland to raise awareness of the history of the licence holders and companies involved in this case.”