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BBB warns of home improvement scams

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.


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