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Better Business Bureau warns Kentucky storm victims about repair scams | Community

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — The Better Business Bureau is warning Kentucky residents about scammers out to take advantage of storm victims.  

According to a news release, contractors have also been warned about storm chasers “who are willing to pay local construction companies substantial amounts of money to use a local business’s established name, reputation, and phone so they can masquerade as a local business.”

Contractors that have agreed to let others use their name regret their decision once unsatisfied customers begin calling. 

When hiring a contractor, officials said it’s always a good idea to get, at least, three or four quotes. Never pay for a job in advance and get a written contract that specifies the price and the work to be done. 

Pay by credit card whenever possible to provide a layer of additional protection if a charge is in dispute.

Additional Tips:

  • Know your rights and responsibilities as provided by the state Attorney General. Kentucky residents can contact the Kentucky Attorney General’s office at ag.ky.gov or call 502-696-5300.
  • Businesses must be licensed. Contact the Revenue Commission at 502.574.4860 to check out a company’s licensure.
  • Many municipalities require a solicitation permit if salespeople go door-to-door. Verify that they need to have a permit by contacting your local Township or Municipality or call…

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