• Jacksonville homeowner warns women to beware of scam


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A woman is warning her neighbors about a scam that she says is targeting women.

    Mary Moses hung a large sign at Edgewood Avenue West and Washington Street, saying not to call a company that she claims took her money and never finished the work it agreed to prefrom.

    “I’m furious. I’m very furious. My daughter and I work so hard. We had to save money to get him to do this,” Moses said.

    The sign in Moses’ front yard says to beware of a scam artist. She wants everyone to know about Nathaniel Gardner Sr., who she claims took $150 for a fencing job that he never finished.

    Action News Jax reached out to the director of the company, Total Home Improvement Dudes Inc., who said he intended to finish the job and that he spent some of his own money to buy more materials. He said that when Moses didn’t pay him back, he didn’t finish. However, Moses claims he is a scam artist.

    Action News Jax looked up the company for which Gardner works for, and according to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, no company by that name is licensed to do contracting work.

    “We wanted everybody else to know,” Moses said. “We feel like if he scammed us, he scammed some more other people.”

    It’s been a couple of months since it happened and Moses still hasn’t received her money back.

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