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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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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

ABC2 In Focus reporter Trang Do tells us how so you don’t become a victim.

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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 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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Man gets 18 months in home improvement store scam

Man gets 18 months in home improvement store scam
SALEM — A Salem man who spent five years in federal prison a decade ago for fraud is heading back there — for doing the same thing. Robert Dooley, 56, who was living on Essex Street before his arrest last May, was sentenced to 18 months in prison by …
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DeWine warns of storm-chaser scams
Before entering into a contract with any home improvement business, consumers should take steps … and considering making payment with a credit card. To report a potential scam, consumers should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at 800-282-0515 …
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Beware of “storm-chaser scams” after severe weather
Before entering into a contract with any home improvement business, consumers should take steps to protect themselves, such as: Consumers who need help or who want to report a potential scam should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at …
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Latest Home Improvement Scams News

Man Charged in Home Improvement Scam Involving 74-Year-Old Widower: Fairfield Police
The man is accused of trying to force the victim to pay more than $ 2,000 over the price that was quoted for a project without notice. FAIRFIELD, CT — A New Jersey man was arrested on a warrant this week in connection to a home-improvement scam involving …
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Police: NJ man tried to scam elderly Fairfield homeowner
FAIRFIELD — An alleged home improvement scam led to an arrest on larceny charges Monday. Angelo Bimbo, 21, of Cherry Hill, N.J., turned himself in on a warrant at police headquarters, charged with conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny, operating as …
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