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Posted on: May 11, 2023
[ARCHIVED] Avoid Scams After the Hail Storm
We wanted to share a few reminders about the possible scams that may pop up after a major storm. Remember you can also reach out to the District Attorney's Office in either county for support from their Consumer Protection Divisions if you do fall victim to a scam.
Never hire a contractor or repair person on the spot, whether it’s an emergency repair person who shows up after a
major storm, or someone claiming to have surplus materials and offering a great price. Take your time to check repair people out to make sure they have a good reputation and do quality work.
Also remember - solicitors cannot operate in Erie without a license. And residents may add themselves to a Do Not Solicit list
Make sure everything you and the contractor agree on is written into the project description. Add any items that are missing, put your initials next to each addition, and have the contractor initial, too – all before you sign.