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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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Dennis Horton: We’re all vulnerable to scams

Dennis Horton: We’re all vulnerable to scams
The analysis shows men were more vulnerable than women in seven of the top 10 scam categories. Among them: home improvement scams, fake checks and money orders, employment scams, online purchases and advance fee loan scams. And I bet that you, like me …
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Scam Alert: Summertime Scams
With the summer recreation and travel season here, its time to look at some seasonal tips and review a few dangerous vacation scams. The arrival of summer can be an opportunity for home improvements, a vacation, or a purchase of a new car or recreational …
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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 …
Read more on Consumer Reports

Latest Contractor Scams News

Baton Rouge contractor arrested, reportedly committed fraud against flood victim
BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge contractor was arrested Tuesday after he reportedly failed to make repairs on a flood victim’s home. According to arrest records, Joseph Armant, 35, owner of RJ Custom Home & Interior, Inc., was arrested after a complaint was …
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Corruption watchdog to probe alleged TAFE scam involving V/Line
The alleged scam involving an educational contractor may have ripped off dozens of regional Victorian students and potentially cost the state millions. The Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission said on Tuesday it would hold public hearings for …
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12/18/2012 Angie’s List HVAC Contractor Scams

During these colder months a breakdown of your heating system can quickly become an emergency. A little knowledge can go a long way when you are in a pinch.

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Crooked Roofing CONTRACTORS and SCAMS | Indiana | VERY expensive helper

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Asphalt Repairs

The long, cold winter is heating up the asphalt business. Resealing crews are busy making repairs and getting driveways looking good again. This morning the Asphalt Rx team walked News 13’s Victoria Dunkle though the steps of resealing a driveway. Owner, Jason Calloway says it starts with clearing the driveway of debris and repairing any damage. Then they will spray on the coating and you will have a new layer of protection in place.

But the need for the resealing and repair also brings asphalt scams. They are some of the most prevalent home improvement scams. In almost every case the scammers come to your door saying they have some left over product from a nearby job. Calloway says to make sure they are local, get references, and ask where they get their supplies. More tips include get estimates, a written contract including the total cost, and never make the final payment until the job is finished. And remember y can always say no.

If you have more questions about maintaining your driveway call 828-665-8903.

By Victoria Dunkle
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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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The BBB breaks down top 5 scams

The BBB breaks down top 5 scams
While there is no doubt high tech scams have become “viral,” the riskiest scam is the face-to-face home improvement scam. The BBB’s Risk Index analysis looked past how often a scam is happening and dug deeper into the threat it poses. They found that …
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Winsett: What are the top scams and who is most likely to be hurt?
While there is no doubt that scams have gone high-tech, the most high risk scam is the face-to-face home improvement scam. Fake check scams run a close second. The data show a marked trend toward decreased susceptibility with increasing age. Men were at a …
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Tommy Clack is back: shady contractor scams again

Tommy Clack is back: shady contractor scams again

A paving contractor with a history of ripping people off is back in business in South Carolina.
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INSIDE EDITION’s House of Shame series is putting more contractors to the test – this time to see if they give a fair deal for a roof that our experts say only needs minor repairs. After hiding cameras throughout a rented New Jersey house, we had …
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