Roseville PD says beware of Home Repair Scams


The crooks are meddling in recent inclement weather

ROSEVILLE, CA – Did recent winter storms destroy your fence, cause your roof to leak, or flood your home? Now that you’re ready to get started on some extravagant projects around the house come spring? Whether you plan to do some routine maintenance on your home, need storm damage repair, or plan to hire someone you don’t know, there are scam artists out there who will try to take advantage of you.

There are several ways to advertise scammers trying to take advantage of people.

Some ways scammers will try to get your money

  • Ask at your door or call at random to offer to solve a problem you didn’t know existed.
  • Advertise that they can fix roof leaks, install windows, or install solar panels on your roof for a low price…but you must act now.
  • Pressuring you to make a quick decision or offering to provide financing.
  • Demand a big down payment or all of it and then never complete the work.
  • Do a dirty deed or make the situation worse – and then he stops responding to you or just disappears.
  • Let’s say they have materials left over from a previous job that they’ll sell to you for cheap, if you stick with them today.
    Steps you can take to protect yourself and your home:
  • Ask attorneys, vendors, or contractors for references, licensing information, and insurance.
  • Confirm that Home Improvement Sales Representative (HIS) registration or contractor license is valid and current by searching DCA contractors State Licensing Board
  • Try to obtain written estimates from three different companies/contractors – this helps to ensure that the prices quoted are within the standard range.
  • Take your time to make an informed decision.
  • Do not pay with cash, direct bank transfer, or load money onto gift cards.
  • If you are hired, try to ensure that the contract clearly states the services to be provided, the materials to be used, and the estimated time for completion.
  • Do not pay more than 10% deposit. This is the maximum legal limit allowed in CA.

If at any time you believe you have been conned, please contact the Roseville Police Department to file a crime report or the Roseville Police Department weBlocation.


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