Seniors have traditionally been the targets, but an urgent demand for home improvements born of the work-from-home spike, a dearth of tradespeople, and a shortage of building materials has increased the potential for home improvement fraud.
Knowing the signs of home improvement fraud may keep you from becoming the next victim of a home repair scam.
“There’s no such thing as a free lunch” holds true when it comes to someone showing up on your doorstep and offering a free inspection.
Handymen often blanket communities with flyers in the hopes that a small percentage of people will call.
If a contractor knocks on your door claiming to have leftover supplies from another project and offers you services for a steal, that’s a red flag.
Homeowners should always have an ironclad contract in place before any money is exchanged. And if a contractor asks for cash, that’s a potential sign of a scammer.