Home Improvement

Scam Type

Home Improvement Scam

Date Reported

2023-05-23 00:00:00

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

Unsolicited person came to the house and said he was a contractor. Stated roof work was needed. Harassed a senior to sign a contract which was then changed from 10k to 45k. Called the person that had the initial money and was hostile towards them about payment, wanted money wired. Failed to provide receipts, cost breakdown and contractor license when asked. Created a “emergency” situation by ripping the roof off when asked about a permit that is required for structural work. Business information unable to be located and verified via Google and Better Business Bureau.

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