I’ve been following the story of a rogue double glazing firm in New Zealand who has been taking deposits from customers without completing any work. On Thursday a public meeting was held for people who had been affected by this company. There were over 100 angry customers in attendance as well as ex-employees. This is the report:

A meeting was held yesterday by angry customers of a double-glazing firm who have allegedly been paid for work which has not been done
Over a hundred angry customers of a struggling Christchurch double-glazing firm have met to discuss joint action.
Newstalk ZB has been inundated with complaints from people who claim they have paid thousands in deposit for work that was never done.
It is believed hundreds of thousands of dollars cannot be accounted for by Double Glaze It.
Organiser Ron van der Lem says the mood of the meeting was quite angry, and there was a good turn out of former employees and suppliers who also say they are out of pocket.
He says the group now needs legal help from a firm willing to come on board.
Perhaps we should be doing a similar thing here to try and cleanly flush out these rogue companies. Customers will find legal action easier to start if they can create a group to combat these cowboy companies.