Leaky roof? Wind damage? Seasonal Storms Pave Way for Scammers

Spring storm season is upon us. Wind, hail and rain damage puts many people in the market for home repair services this time of year. But when storms roll through, scammers are not far behind. If your home or property has been damaged, beware of home improvement scammers who may be looking to prey on your situation and swindle you into paying for shoddy, overpriced or unneeded work. Home repair scams are the No. 3 most common complaint reported to the Attorney General’s Office. In 2015, the Attorney General’s Office received more than 900 complaints related to home improvement scams. People had the most problems with roofing, chimney and gutter work. If you believe you have been scammed by a home contractor, you can file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office at www.IndianaConsumer.com or by calling 1-800-382-5516.

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