Attorney General warns of storm-chasing contractors offering cleanup services

Damage in Waverly (WCMH photo/Tyler Carter)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is telling residents to be aware of home repair scams following this week’s severe weather around the state.

DeWine said in a press release that some con artists travel to storm-damaged areas and offer services to residents. DeWine said to be wary of anyone who arrives to offer clean-up services.

DeWine offered several tips for homeowners to protect themselves:

  • Research the business
  • Get multiple estimates
  • Don’t make large payments in advance
  • Get a detailed written contract
  • Understand your cancellation rights
  • Consider paying with a credit card provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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