Tips to avoid crooked contractors preying on storm victims

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by Craig Cheatham/ News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 4:42 PM

(KMOV) -- News 4's Craig Cheatham shares tips on avoiding crooked roofers, contractors preying on tornado and storm victims.

Here a few simple tips in avoiding potenial scams:

-Don't give money up front before the repair work is completed

-Call your insurance agent first

-Do not let anyone up on your roof without knowing them

-Be careful when signing contracts for repair

-Take your time and don't rush into anything

-Make sure contractors are licensed and establihsed in the community

-Be aware that out of state companys could be a potential risk for homeowners.

There is no need to give your insurance claim number to a company before signing a contract for repair services.

 

 

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