SCAM ALERT Home Repair Fraud

TYPICAL SCAM:

Mr. and Mrs. Richards, who have lived in the same double wide mobile home for over 20 years, received a call from a local mobile home repair company offering to do a "free stabilization check" on their mobile home. Although they had not noticed any problems, the Richards agreed to an appointment for that same afternoon. After crawling underneath the mobile home, employees informed the Richards, without benefit of a written work estimate, that their jacks were weakened by rust, did not meet the new earthquake-proof standards, and warned them that their home would definitely be destroyed in even a mild earthquake. They offered to discount the work if the Richards would pay cash and sign an emergency waiver so that work could begin immediately.


TIPS FOR FRAUD PREVENTION:
If you feel you have been a victim of a home repair fraud please file a complaint with the Contractors State License Board or Better Business Bureau, and the Riverside County C.A.R.E. Program:
 

Riverside County C.A.R.E. Program at (909) 791-3446

Contractors State License Board at 1-800-321-2752

Better Business Bureau at (909) 825-7280


 

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