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Report: Owners Most at Risk of Home Improvement Scams
Home improvement projects present the biggest opportunity for scammers to take advantage of homeowners, according to the Better Business Bureau’s Risk Index. Victims of home improvement scams lost an average of $ 1,400 from shady contractors, painters …
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He lost more than ,000 in home improvement scam
It was a rainy February afternoon when Billy Smiley answered a knock on the front door of his Indianapolis home. Three men on his stoop told the elderly retiree that his gutters were leaking and his roof was in bad shape. They were trying to earn some …
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Better Business Bureau says home improvements scams are the most risky during the summer
Summertime is popular for home improvement scams, according to the Better Business Bureau. The BBB calls it the riskiest kind of scam, with the victim losing an average of $ 1,400. The BBB measured exposure, susceptibility, and monetary loss in its Risk Index.
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How Home Improvement Scam works

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How to avoid home improvement scams

How to avoid home improvement scams
Now that warmer weather is here, your thoughts naturally turn to all of the around-the-house projects soon to occupy your weekends. Certainly a little help wouldn’t hurt, but be careful whom you hire: Along with the crocuses, spring is also the season …
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Home improvement scams top BBB’s list of costliest schemes
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Consumer Protection Week is underway across the country and the Better Business Bureau is warning people that home improvement scams are the riskiest scams in the country. New data from the BBB shows scams have gone high-tech, but …
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Widow Dials The Wrong Number For A Funeral Home, Guy Who Answers Impersonates An Employee And Scams Her Out Of $2k To Bury Her Husband

Widow Dials The Wrong Number For A Funeral Home, Guy Who Answers Impersonates An Employee And Scams Her Out Of k To Bury Her Husband
He’s 49, owns a bogus home improvement company, still dresses like a 20 year … He took a few minutes to put on his thinking cap and come up with a quick scam. Kenny figured he could impersonate a funeral home employee in order to get his …
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Fraudulent blacktop contractors targeting central Kentucky residents, attorney general’s office says
Before you complete any large home improvement project, consider getting multiple quotes … One of Beshear’s top priorities is to protect Kentuckians, especially senior citizens from scams, abuse and exploitation. Beshear said the best way to stay …
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Attorney General taking legal action against 31 unregistered home improvement contractors
Home improvement contractors who earn more than $ 5,000 a year … homeowners to call the Bureau of Consumer Protection at 1-888-520-6680. or use email at scam@attorneygeneral.gov to report a problem contractor. “Call or email us. Let me know how …
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Credit Counseling Home Improvement Scams

Credit Counseling Home Improvement Scams

Christian Credit Counselors is a national non-profit association dedicated to helping consumers achieve financial wellness through counseling and education. Established in 1990, Christian Credit Counselors has helped over 2 million individuals achieve financial security. Christian Credit Counselors is one of the top members of the American Association of Debt Management Organizations (AADMO). They are also HUD approved, Fannie Mae Certified and a United Way partner. They manage clients across the country. Personalized and confidential consultations are available in person, by phone or online. Visit Christian Credit Counselors at www.ibudget.org or
call 1-800-557-1985.
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Don’t become a victim of home improvement scams

Don't become a victim of home improvement scams

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Hiring a licensed contractor for your next home improvement project should assure you that they’re honest and competent. The problem is making sure they’re actually licensed contractors.
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Home Warranty Reviews AHS Contractor & Customer Doug

When it comes to home protection plans (home warranty), even Doug Suhr, an American Home Shield Quality Approved Contractor, knows what company to choose. https://www.ahs.com/ “I would definitely recommend AHS to my customers, to my family to my friends. I have AHS at my own home.” Watch and listen as Doug shares why he has an American Home Shield Home Protection Plan and why he enjoys American Home Shield and the American Home Shield contractors. https://www.ahs.com/

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Arthur Ashkinazi, an American Home Shield Quality Approved Contractor, has been a contractor for AHS for more than 20 years. Arthur values their working relationship with AHS and makes it known with each new business they begin. “Matter of fact, we normally now start with American Home Shield as the first contract we sign for every company.” Listen as Arthur shares their company’s success and relationship with American Home Shield.

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Home improvement scams top BBB’s list of costliest schemes

Home improvement scams top BBB’s list of costliest schemes
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Consumer Protection Week is underway across the country and the Better Business Bureau is warning people home improvement scams are the riskiest scams in the country. New data from the BBB shows scams have gone high-tech, but people …
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Better Business Bureau reveals top five scams
There is no doubt that scams have gone high tech, but the riskiest scam is the face-to-face home improvement scam, with fake check scams running a close second, according to the new BBB Risk Index, a sophisticated analysis that goes beyond volume to look …
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Yellow Pages fraudster targets elderly in home improvement scam, Orlando police say
ORLANDO, Fla. – A 51-year-old man and his wife are accused of running an extensive fraud scheme targeting elderly victims who would pay thousands of dollars for unneeded home improvements, police said. Michael Auxier was arrested Friday at a customer’s …
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