After the winter we experienced last year, finding a reliable snow removal service will be at the top of most people’s lists. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of scammers out there, ready to sign you up for the service, take your money, and never do any work.
Before you pick a service and sign the contract, make sure you’re dealing with a reputable company that has a legitimate business license, testimonials from previous customers, and can be tracked down should they fail to deliver. A real company will accept a credit card or check. If they require a prepaid debit card or wire transfer, then you’re more than likely dealing with a scammer.
Be a fraud fighter! If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.
Contact local law enforcement or the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork or 1-877-908-3360 to report a scam or for more information on scam and fraud prevention.
To join our team of volunteer Fraud Fighters in Maine, contact Jane Margesson at 1-866-554-5380 for more information.
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