In light of Hurricane Irene, the BBB and NY1 warn victims of the possibility of “storm chasers,” or fraudulent companies and contractors offering roof repairs and other services. Many of these scammers come from other states, and are often unlicensed. To watch the report on Hurricane Irene, click here.
It’s also the time of year for back-to-school shopping. NY1 advises consumers to have a plan-decide exactly what your child needs, and stay within a budget. Make sure to comparison shop at reputable stores and purchase safe supplies. To watch the report on school shopping, click here.