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Fond du Lac County Residents Affected by Storms Warned of Potential Scams

Post Date:09/05/2018 7:17 AM

Fond du Lac County Emergency Management warns residents that have sustained damage from last week’s storms to be careful when dealing with contractors and others offering their services as the community continues to recover from the damages the storms left. 

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, some warning signs to look for are if the contractor demands full payment up front or only allows you to pay in cash, you are asked to sign something without enough time to review it, or if you have to borrow to pay for the repairs, the contractor steers you towards a particular lender or tries to act as an intermediary between you and the lender. 

To avoid the scam, always carefully question strangers who come to your house unsolicited to offer repairs, always make sure the contractors are licensed and legitimate before you sign anything, never sign any documents without fully reading them, and never give out any personal information. 

For more information on scams and insurance tips, visit the Ready Wisconsin website. 

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