Consumer Alert: Storm damage in Greenwood, Butler counties could attract illegal contractors

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TOPEKA – (June 27, 2018) – Following last night’s tornado and hail damage in Greenwood and Butler counties, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is urging local residents to proceed with caution to avoid scams by fraudulent contractors. “After storm damage, our instinct is to clean up and make repairs as quickly as possible,” Schmidt said. “Unfortunately, fraudulent contractors often rush into storm-damaged areas to take advantage of local residents in their time of need. It’s important to keep your guard up to avoid becoming victimized again by a scammer.” In particular, Schmidt reminded residents that, with few exceptions, roofing contractors operating in Kansas are required to register with the attorney general’s office. The requirement to...

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Consumer Alert: Storm damage in Greenwood, Butler counties could attract illegal contractors

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