I paid 5500 for hvac replacement. He advertised licensed but isn't. Now unit leaking water, very noisy loud, blowing dirt and particles out vents. Can't get him to send someone to fix. Stated not his responsibility, quit harassing him
Fraud is very fact dependent and requires you to prove intent to deceive. It can be difficult. However, you may have a valid breach of contract or a warranty claim. The question to first consider is whether the vendor is worth chasing. Often, people who misrepreesent their bona fides don’t have money or know how to hide it.
It's possible, but you have to prove intent to deceive. If the fact of licensing is the reason you selected that particular contractor, you may also have to show whether you made any effort to verify the license as part of a fraudulent inducement claim. Fraud is one of the more difficult claims to prove. Additionally, where a claim is based upon the same facts that support both a breach of contract claim and a fraud claim, the law favors the breach of contract claim which may bar the fraud claim. Have you confirmed there is no license? Did you check the company name and the individual's name? Do you have a screen shot of the ad stating the contractor is licensed? And as questioned earlier, is this contractor worth chasing?
You're getting into details that this site is not equipped to handle. You shoud speak to an attorney and explain all of the facts and the reason (per the contractor) why repair is being refused.