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Tips for Avoiding Fraud

  • Stay patient, research companies and resist the urge to make quick decisions in the moment;
  • Ask people you trust for the name of a reliable contractor;
  • Avoid fly-by-night companies and use local companies that are established in the community;
  • Obtain written estimates from multiple companies;
  • Be cautious if an individual or business asks for a substantial up-front payment or cash payment;
  • Use your best judgement. If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Disaster Scam Prevention Tips

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