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Beware of Summertime Scams and Fraudsters

By Auto, auto-repair fraud, Central, Claims, Contractor fraud, fraud, fraudsters, Home, home repair fraud, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, scams, storm chasers, summer, vehicle repair fraud

In the minds of so many, summertime evokes thoughts of relaxation, taking it easy, going on vacation, and enjoying yourself at the beach. But, unfortunately, criminals can take advantage of you any time of the year. Fraudsters may use the…

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Storm Surges Yield Surges in Contractor Fraud

By Contractor fraud, federal trade commission, Financial, home improvement scams, Insurance, Liability, liability coverage, licensed contractor, national insurance crime bureau, NICB, Prevention, public insurance adjusters, references, scammers, sham contractor, storm chasers, written contract

2020 was a year of extremes on many fronts. But just focusing on storm fronts, experts tell us the US experienced 22 separate billion-dollar weather-related disasters last year. At this writing, the Insurance Council of Texas anticipated that the state…

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Storm Surges Yield Surges in Contractor Fraud

By Contractor fraud, federal trade commission, Financial, home improvement scams, Insurance, Liability, liability coverage, licensed contractor, national insurance crime bureau, NICB, Prevention, public insurance adjusters, references, scammers, storm chasers, written contract

2020 was a year of extremes on many fronts. But just focusing on storm fronts, experts tell us the US experienced 22 separate billion-dollar weather-related disasters last year. At this writing, the Insurance Council of Texas anticipated that the state…

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Through the Roof! How Roofing Scams Will Cost You

By Central, Claims, fraud, Home, home repair, Insurance, insurance fraud, Personal, Prevention, Risk Management, roof contractor, roof damage, roofer, roofing scam, scam, storm chasers, Weather

  In January 2020, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its 2019 Consumer Sentinel Network Report showing that they received a total of 23,963 reports from home repair, improvement, and product fraud. This is a staggering amount of fraud re…

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