November 17, 2021
Scam/Fraud

Chicago Hispanic Newspaper, Lawndale News, Hispanic Bilingual Newspapers, Su Noticiero Bilingue » Attorney General Raoul Warns Residents of Storm-Related Repair Scams

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Following a tornado in Naperville, Woodridge and Darien, Illinois on Sunday night, Attorney General Kwame Raoul warned Illinois residents to be on alert for scammers looking to exploit homeowners and business owners who may be in need of repairs from storm-related damage. Raoul cautioned residents that scammers often move quickly into communities to take advantage of people with damage to their homes or businesses. Raoul noted these “storm chasers” use the opportunity to pressure people into making quick and often expensive decisions about cleanup and construction work. Raoul also warned residents that scam artists may be operating as public adjusters who offer “free” inspections to submit a claim to property owners’ insurance companies. Raoul offered the following tips to help families and businesses avoid dishonest contractors:

• Be wary of contractors who go door-to-door to offer repair services or “free”…

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