The hail you say: Watch out for repair scammers

Residents with property damaged from recent storms are reminded to hire contractors they know and trust to assess damage. Local insurance agents expressed concern this week about out-of-town contractors trying to take advantage of residents by demanding lots of money up front or incorrectly assessing roof damage.
Shawn Foucher
May 18, 2010

 

Residents with property damaged from recent storms are reminded to hire contractors they know and trust to assess damage.

Local insurance agents expressed concern this week about out-of-town contractors trying to take advantage of residents by demanding lots of money up front or incorrectly assessing roof damage.

"There are a lot of scammers out there," said Bob Strayer, owner of Strayer & Associates Insurance on Perkins Avenue.