According to the Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis, three unlicensed contractors in Leon, Gadsden and Gulf counties have been banned from soliciting and conducting any work in Florida pending a full investigation. The Disaster Fraud Action Strike Team is investigating additional reports of potential fraud in Bay, Gulf, Washington and Leon counties. CFO Patronis is stressing the importance of verifying professional license information and whether the company has workers’ comp insurance before you hire a contractor.
Here’s a list of Tips to Stop Post-Storm Fraud:
- Beware of Crooked Contractors.
- Don’t Sign Anything.
- Too Good to Be True? It Probably Is.
- Beware of Door-to-Door.
- Check a License.
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