Just as with insects, warmer weather draws scammers out of their lairs. Repel these door-to-door prowlers with tips from the BBB.
Look for red flags, such as out of state license plates, temporary addresses and high pressure sales tactics. Beware of claims that the contractor has “extra materials”, so he’ll give you a great deal. Where will that out-of-state contractor be when you have problems with his work?
Make certain any verbal agreement is backed in writing and check licensing and insurance before you put pen to paper on a contract.
Know your right to cancel. In some cases, you’re entitled to a three day cooling off period to change your mind and receive a refund.
For more scam alerts, visit www.bbb.org.