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Home Business BBB warns of home improvement scams

BBB warns of home improvement scams

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) – Think twice before hiring a contractor without reading reviews first.

That’s advice from the Better Business Bureau.

Whitney Quick has some tips to spot home improvement scams.

“One common hook is when the scammer claims to be working in your neighborhood or on another project and has leftover supplies. Once started, the contractor may find issues that significantly raise the price if you object and they threaten to walk away and leave the job have finished, or they may accept your offer up front with a deposit and then never come back to the job. We’ve talked about this with natural disasters. Scammers persuade homeowners to sign over their insurance payment,” Whitney Quick said.

“So a couple of things to look out for on this or scam is watch out for red flags. So say no to cash only deals. If somebody has high pressure sales tactics with you and like we have to do this now with a high upfront payment. Those are…

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