Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned Texans of the dangers of unscrupulous contractors who may be seeking to take advantage of property owners in the wake of severe hail storms that have recently swept across Texas.
“Hail can cause tremendous damage to homes and businesses, and unfortunately, bad actors are always lurking to take advantage of a situation,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said. “This includes contractors who fail to do the work they promised at the price they promised, and who promise to get around deductibles and even give money back. I caution everyone against getting involved with these kinds of scams. Remember: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.”
Scams involving contractors failing to perform work they were paid to do are not uncommon following such disasters. Hail victims are reminded to be wary of contractors from out of the area, don’t rush into signing a contract, ask for references and check with the Better Business Bureau to ensure they’re working with a trustworthy business.
Texans who believe they have been scammed should call the Office of the Attorney General’s toll-free complaint line at (800) 621-0508 or file a complaint online at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 – Austin