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Watch out for Contractor Scams After a Major Storm

Mother Nature has been in a foul mood the last couple of days here in South Florida, unleashing some heavy thunderstorms that may cause damage to your home. Whether it’s a thunderstorm or a hurricane that just wreaked havoc, storms tend to bring out some individuals looking to potentially deceive homeowners desperate to make repairs.

If your home has sustained damage due to a storm, be very careful if someone knocks on your door claiming to be a contractor who will make repairs. As you would with any individual or company, thoroughly do your research and refrain from making any immediate decisions regarding their offer. Ask them for references and don’t hesitate to contact your insurance company or even the Better Business Bureau before proceeding.

Other simple signs you can look for that may indicate whether or not the contractor is legit is examining their business cards or their vehicle. Does the vehicle provide clear signage about them or even a license number? Unmarked vehicles may be a red flag.

The more research you do, the more confident you’ll be that the person is indeed going to perform professional work on your home and isn’t trying to possibly scam you out of your money.

This information is provided by Miami insurance attorney Alonso & Perez, LLP. Our areas of practice include bankruptcy, insurance litigation, foreclosure defense, immigration law, and more. Call 305-676-7545 to speak with one of our attorneys or a Miami insurance settlement lawyer and receive a free consultation We look forward to working with you.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.