Better Business Bureau Cautioning Public About Scam Activity Following Severe Weather Events

Storm Damage and Scammers: Protecting Yourself from Dishonest Home Repair Services

After a storm hit the area this weekend, the Better Business Bureau issued a warning about scammers who offer fake home repair services. These scammers often target those in need of repairs after a storm by going door to door. Monica Horton, the president of the Better Business Bureau, advised homeowners to be cautious when approached by individuals offering services after a storm.

One of the main red flags to watch out for is a solicitor pressuring the homeowner for upfront payment without any intention of delivering on their promises. It is crucial for homeowners to be vigilant and not make a rush decision when approached by someone offering services after a storm. By being aware of these warning signs and asking to see the necessary permits, homeowners can protect themselves from falling victim to scammers.

In Wichita Falls, individuals soliciting business are required to have a solicitation permit. Homeowners should always verify the legitimacy of the individual and their services before making any decisions. It’s essential to take your time and do your research before hiring anyone for home repairs after a storm. Remember that scammers often use fear tactics and urgency to pressure homeowners into making quick decisions that could lead to financial loss or even danger to their safety.

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