With the warmer weather, flowers, and sunshine come another breed of senior scammers: door-to-door renovation and repair scammers.
These fraudsters take advantage of homeowners considering summertime renovation projects by approaching them at their doorsteps, making a high-pressure sales pitch, and demanding cash payment upfront. Afterward, if they show up for the work at all, they cause thousands of dollars in damage performing fast subpar “repairs” without insurance, licensing, or experience.
If you’re considering making a costly upgrade to your home or property, don’t get caught up with these door-to-door scam artists. The Seniors Center Blog has everything you need to know to suss out the scammer and get the quality work you deserve so you can enjoy a stress-free summer.
For many of us, Winter 2017 was a cold that wouldn’t quit (and here in our Nation’s Capital, Spring 2018 has been a total wash). With Summer Solstice less than a month away, we can finally trade the jackets and galoshes for sandals, sunglasses, and a tall glass of iced tea. But shorts and flip-flops…