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Top 6 Home Renovation Scams To Avoid

submitted on October 29, 2010 by vectra5 in "Member's Lounge"
Scam artists are nothing new, but there are plenty of reasons to predict there will even more of them due to tough economic times. While they tend to prey on the elderly, anyone who is not cautious and informed is a potential victim. Your best defense is a skeptical mind and knowing what to look out for when you hear that offer that's "too good to refuse." Here are some of the most popular, and costly, home improvement scams.

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    Posted by siggy38 on October 29, 2010
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    Ask for references, if a contractor will not or does not give you references upon request then it’s likely they have something to hide. You should also sign a contract that specifies the payment terms along with a schedule and warranty for materials and workmanship. It protects both parties and it’s the easiest way to avoid conflicts.
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    Posted by vectra5 on October 30, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    Every little detail must be included on the contract to avoid any "misundertstandings"

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