Harrison resident scammed by contractor for services not rendered 

harrisonpoliceHARRISON – A Harrison resident filed a complaint on February 20th after his card was charged by a contractor, without authorization, for services that were not actually completed, according to police reports.

The victim stated that he hired ‘Audio Video and Design’ in January through Thumbtack.com to put in a sound system in his home. A contract was signed with the owner, Michael Vidal of Bronx, NY, who the victim spoke to on the phone and provided his credit card information to. On January 12th a down payment of $2,500 was charged to the victim’s credit card. It wasn’t until February 3rd that the victim noticed his credit card was charged an additional $850 on January 21st and $400 on January 22nd without his authorization.

Michael Vidal never completed the work, according to police reports. Thumbtack told the victim that they contacted Vidal and were working on a resolution but Vidal allegedly told Thumbtack that he did complete the work.

Michael Vidal’s company ‘Audio Video and Design’ is no longer listed on Thumbtack.com and there is no information available under his business name. The victim is awaiting a resolution from Thumbtack and his credit card company for the dispute.

No further information on this incident is available at this time.


  1. HOW IS THE RE A POLICE REPORT when I have been in full contact with Harrison PD Also I have the signed final approved invoice by this client who is trying to get away from paying his bill. The 850 was the balance from the first quote given to him then he order 2 more sonos play 1 that equal the 400.

    Before someone is allowed to post such a thing a little Reaser check should have been done and fyi thumbtack inform the client they have the signed receipt from client and closed the case.