Home Business Heads-Up on Some Current Scams and Shady Business Practices – Larchmont Buzz

Heads-Up on Some Current Scams and Shady Business Practices – Larchmont Buzz

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Local and online scammers and shady business operators would love to take your cash. (Photo by Tara Winstead from Pexels.)

 

Every now and then, we write about some outright scams, or at least shady or confusing business practices we’ve run across and want to make others aware of.  (See here, here, here, and here for some past stories.)  Last year, the scams of the moment seemed to focus on COVID-19-related misinformation and trickery, but this summer we’ve been running into a much wider variety, many related to the field of home repairs.  This might be unique to us at the moment, but home services is a definitely a classic field for overly opportunistic operators and downright dishonesty, so we thought we’d pass along some examples, with tips on how to recognize and avoid them.

 

High-Pressure Sales Techniques & Needless Up-Selling

 

We recently had a tankless water heater go out at our rental duplex.  Although I know the plumbers I use…

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