Watch Out for Home Repair Scams
August 17, 2011
(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska –The Ketchikan Police Department is warning the community to be cautious concerning home repair scams which may be on the rise in the area.
Some of the warning signs to watch out for are:
• unsolicited offers to do work on your home;
• being asked to pay for the future job "up front" or
• being asked to pay cash;
• the contractor won't give you references or the references cannot be located; or
• you cannot verify the contractor's business address.
Before you hire a contractor, do some homework. Find out if the contractor has a good reputation and is licensed, bonded and insured. If you have been approached by a contractor you think is not legitimate, contact the Ketchikan Police Department at 907-225-6631.
Source of News:
Ketchikan Police Department
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