Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden issued a warning about scam artists trying to defraud homeowners after the severe weekend storms.


Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden issued a warning about scam artists trying to defraud homeowners after the severe weekend storms.

He gave a list of guidelines to avoid home improvement scams:

Make sure a contractor is licensed and bonded. Get references and follow-up on them. Ask your neighbors about a contractor's reputation, and check them out with the Better Business Bureau.  bbb.org Be wary of door-to-door solicitation. Never pay for work up front. Full payment shouldn't be made until the job has been completed to your satisfaction. Always obtain a written proposal, including cost estimate; consider obtaining multiple proposals and estimates. Call the attorney general's consumer fraud hotline to report any suspected wrongdoing at (800) 220-5424.