Ind. officials warn of scammers in wake of tornadoes

Ind. officials warn of scammers in wake of tornadoes

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WASHINGTON, IL - NOVEMBER 17: A home sits in ruin along Elgin Avenue after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 23, 2013 at 12:20 AM

(WHAS11)—Indiana officials are warning those affected by last week’s tornado outbreak to be careful of scammers.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is warning people who had their home or businesses damaged by the storms to be cautious of the fly by night contractors going door-to-door.

Zoller said the contractor scammers often zero in on weather-related disaster areas and offer home repair, clean-up, debris removal and tree-trimming services, but will leave without the work being finished, even though they received money for the job.

Zoller said if a contractor tries to pressure anyone into a quick decision, the answer should be no.
 

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