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Cops Warn of Storm-Related Scams

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Scenes like this are seen in the southern part of the state.

    People across Connecticut have barely begin cleaning up from the weekend storms that have been blamed for killing two and leaving a scene of destruction behind but police are already warning about possible scams.

    Chief among those are door-to-door scams.

    “Phony contractors may be soliciting storm clean-up or repair jobs,” Westport Police warn.

    Victims to these scams often pay more than they expected or pay for inadequate or incomplete services, police warn.

    Before signing anything;

    Use contractors you they have a working relationship with

    Insist on a written contract that details the work to be done and payment terms

    Obtain the insurance and State license info of anyone performing work on your property.

    Do not provide your credit card information to an unknown party.

    Do not allow high-pressured sales pitch to force you into making a decision that you may later regret.

    If you do not have the knowledge to make informed decision reach out to a trusted family member, friend or neighbor to help you.

    If a person claiming to be a contractor approaches your home, obtain as much information as you can regarding their vehicle and them and call your local police department or the state Department of Consumer Protection.