Bob DesLauriers of Calgary, AB and Smiths Falls, ON, Canada
Bob is advertising on Craigslist and Kijiji in cities all across Canada and the US, selling wood working franchises. He claims that with the franchise he will set you with with Sales representatives that will sell your Gazebo, Pavilion and Wood furniture. He will set you up to purchase a CNC machine and various wood working equipment. With the expectation that there is no selling required to earn a huge income.
These franchising also costs a substantial amount of money in which he promises to get you at least two large orders but once you have paid, you will get nothing in return. You will own a CNC machine and a lot of woodworking equipment and you will never hear from him again.
He has moved continuously across Canada and the US (Ontario, Alberta, Florida and California) and often claims to be suffering from a terminal illness (various cancer types). He is constantly phoning from "the hospital" so that he can cut off the call or not answer.
He has setup various "franchises" in Alberta and Ontario so there are many jilted franchisees (at least 4 in Ontario, Canada). He has been doing this since at least 2008 and the sellers of the CNC machines know he is a scammer
If you purchase work with him as a franchise owner or Sales rep, beware. Once he gets your money, he will no longer answer the phone or his email. Bob DesLauriers is a scammer and should be avoided at all costs. BEWARE!