Thursday, February 23, 2012

Beware Of Home Improvement Scams

There are many people that just roam around the United States scamming people with the home improvement scam. Senior citizen should beware as they are especially targeted.

One way to prevent from becoming a victim of this scam is when approach by these people do not make any agreements without checking with local officials if they are licensed and bonded. Check with your Better Business Bureau if there are any complaints. If you informed them that you have to check their credentials first I guarantee you if they are phony they will not return for your answer.

It is easy to spot these schemers as they will tell you something like I need cash up front or will require a large deposit before the job is even started. You never want to pay any money up front as you probably will never see them again. They may say they have a special offer that you must act upon immediately. They may tell you you need a new driveway or your roof looks like it is having a problem. Stop and think about it unless they have x-ray vision how would they know this by driving by your home. They will tell you that you have to make the repairs immediately your answer should be first I have to check with the city or county about the proper permits to do the work. They will leave so fast it will make your head spin. So remember before entering into any agreement for repairs or remodeling be sure to check with your local officials if this company truly exist and is authorized to do work in your area. Only do business with a licensed and bonded contractor.

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