Senior Scam Re: Home Improvements
Published: July 22, 2020
We have received a report that phone solicitors are contacting seniors representing they are part of a new County sponsored program to assist seniors with home repairs. The County does not currently have such a program. If you receive marketing calls representing that a provider is part of a government sponsored program ask for documentation regarding the program and independently contact the public agency to verify that in fact there is such a program. Do not use the number provided by the marketing person. Ask for identification if a salesperson comes to you home. Do not sign or agree to anything without verifying directly with the government agency the nature of the program and checking the license status of any contractor offering to provide such services with the Contractor’s State Licensing Board.