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Home Improvement Fraud Reporting

Taxonomy Code: FN-1700.1470-320

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that people can use to report scams involving con artists posing as home improvement contractors who offer a low price, a short timeframe or other inducements to make repairs or upgrades to a home, and once the project is started, "find" issues that significantly raise the price. If the homeowner objects, the scammer threatens to walk away and leave the project half finished. They may also accept an upfront deposit and never return to do the job. Red flags include claims that they are working on another project in the area and have leftover supplies, cash only deals, high pressure sales tactics, high upfront payments, or handshake deals without a contract or on-site inspections.

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