August 1, 2021
Scam/Fraud

BBB urges caution when cleaning up after Elsa

After a storm passes through, scammers often come out of the woodwork, ready to take advantage of those in need of clean-up services.

The Better Business Bureau urges consumers and businesses to take precautions when responding to unsolicited offers in the wake of a storm, like Tropical Storm Elsa, which left pockets of damage in Northeast Florida.

If your home, car, boat, yard or business sustained damage do you know what steps to take?

There are some things you should do when hiring any contractor (such as getting three estimates, getting everything in writing, and paying with a credit card). Click here for BBB tips on hiring a contractor.

BBB also has these specific tips for victims of Elsa:

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Contact your insurance company. All insurance policies require you to take action to prevent further damage to your property. Ask about your policy coverage and specific filing requirements. You may need to move your personal belongings to a…

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