As Home Improvement Projects Loom, So Do Contractor Scams – CBS Pittsburgh


PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Buyer beware…

This weekend’s wintery weather aside, as spring gets here, home improvement projects rise on the to-do list.

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That also means those looking to rip you off know that, too. A lot of money can be on the line when it comes to hiring a contractor.

When spring arrives, so do the complaints about home contractors to the Better Business Bureau.

So, when it comes to home improvement work, being trusting can be costly.

“There are always those, unfortunately, bad actors out there that make it difficult, the work is either never performed or it’s never completed,” said Caitlin Driscoll of the Better Business Bureau.

Driscoll said to be on the lookout for contractors that knock on your door and offer you a great one-day-only deal, something they’ve seen an increase of.

“Any high-pressure tactics that they might be used any limited time offers, it’s a red…

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