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Homeowner, check washing scams loom ahead of fall season, BBB warns

ABC Chicago

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Fall brings in new scams. The Better Business Bureau is urging homeowners to be alert of the most common scams during this time of year.

Those scams include home improvement, furnace, roof and other seasonal scams.

"The fall season is notorious for home improvement scams," said Steve J. Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau. "Fraudsters see this time as a prime opportunity to rip-off homeowners, and in some cases, steal thousands of dollars for unnecessary or shoddy work."

Typical home improvement scams include chimney and roof repairs, gutter cleaning, energy audits and more.


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