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Attorney General Warns Of Scams Following Flooding

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A homeowner in Central Bucks County guts a home damaged by flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
Credit: County of Bucks

After recent flooding in July and the remnants of Hurricane Ida, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office issued a consumer alert warning on home repair or improvement scams.

“As Pennsylvania rebuilds and recovers from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, scammers will try to take advantage of consumer panic to make a profit. I’m asking Pennsylvania homeowners to report suspicious offers to my office,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said.

As part of Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, homeowners should remember:

  • A home improvement contractor must provide you with a copy of the complete contract, free of charge.
  • You have the right to rescind your home improvement contract without penalty within three business days of the signing date, except as provided under law for immediate…

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