BOSTON, Massachusetts, Oct. 30 (TNSOps) — The American Property Casualty Insurance Association issued the following news release:
As residents move forward with the clean-up and rebuilding process following the Nor’easter that recently ripped through New England, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) urges them to use caution in hiring a contractor and to watch out for scams and other fraudulent activity.
“Following a natural disaster, it is normal to be in a hurry to begin making repairs, but we encourage people to take the time to check the credentials of the businesses and individuals they are considering hiring to repair their property,” said Frank O’Brien, vice president for APCIA. “While the overwhelming majority of contractors are honest and above-board, as the rebuilding process gets underway, unlicensed contractors and scam artists may be looking to cash in on the misfortune….
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