Warning Against Scams

1 decade 2 years 3 months ago Monday, July 09 2007 Jul 9, 2007 Monday, July 09, 2007 7:20:35 AM CDT July 09, 2007 in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - State attorney general Jay Nixon is warning western Missouri flood victims to watch out for scam artists. The so-called "storm chasers" claim to offer home-repair services, often going door-to-door trying to sell quick services such as a new roof, windows or generators. The crooks usually collect money in advance and don't do the job. Nixon says homeowners should beware of contractors who offer services door-to-door, drive an unmarked vehicle or have out-of-state plates, ask for full payment up front, have no address and no I-D and use a high-pressure sales pitch.

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