Driveway need a little TLC? Tips on how to avoid getting scammed by contractors

 Driveway need a little TLC? Tips on how to avoid getting scammed by contractors

(WFRV) – Have you looked outside or stood at the end of your driveway and thought, “I need a new driveway.”, you’re probably not alone, but the Better Business Bureau is asking customers searching for that repair job to keep a lookout for scams.

According to the BBB, they’ve received numerous reports of alleged contractors who trick homeowners with ‘good deals’, but customers end up with bad work or simply nothing at all.

This is how the scam works: A contractor leaves a pamphlet or shows up at your door claiming they’ve done work in the area and noticed the condition of your driveway or sidewalk. They move onto a possible discount, pricing and a large percentage of the cost upfront.

Once you agree, the alleged contractor may disappear, the contact number or email might not work either. There are other cases where the…

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