Home Improvement Scams Solicited in New Ways

Use Caution This Spring During Home Improvements
March 20, 2017

This spring Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest advises residents to keep an eye out for home improvement scammers targeting people over the phone, online and even right at their front door.  

In the past year, 50 percent of home improvement scams reported in the Northwest to BBB Scam Tracker were solicited over the phone via calling or text messaging. Many Northwest residents reported they received a call, usually from a furnace company, saying the homeowners have a contract with them and are due for a service call for an inspection or cleaning. Solicitation emails from companies that use the BBB logo, but are not BBB accredited businesses are another common scam reported.  

For more information about home improvement scams visit bbb.org/homescam.

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