(Chicago Sun Times) — Chicago area homeowners dealing with flood damage should be on the alert. Unscrupulous contractors and con artists are scouting for prey and ready to make what already is a bad situation even worse.
The Better Business Bureau of Chicago and northern Illinois notes scam artists are often quick to take advantage of people when natural disasters occur. They’ve been known to pop up on door steps offering to begin work immediately. Don’t let them. The bureau offers this advice for homeowners who need home repairs: