Home Improvement Scams

Every year, the National Association of Attorneys General lists home-improvement scams as one of the top-ten consumer problems. Here are a few signs to look out for: Out-of-town or unknown contractors or builders; Contractors who use the term “special introductory offer,” “limited-time offer,” or who offer any discount to use your house as a “model home”; Contractors who want a contract signed quickly; Contractors who want to discuss the price of the job later; Anyone who uses high-pressure tactics or makes you feel uncomfortable or pressured; A company that demands that you make full payment before the project is finished.