The hotter it gets, the more opportunistic scam artists get. That’s the warning from the Better Business Bureau when it comes to some air-conditioning repair contractors.
Victims of natural disaster often times are hit twice. Once by mother nature and again by scam artists taking advantage of their situation.
Weeks after moving to Texas, Cari and Brett Myers are still living in a virtually empty home. “By and large, everything is still on the truck,” said Cari.
With triple-digit heat in the forecast for at least the next few days North Texans are truly appreciating air conditioning, but with the hot weather comes an increase in a/c repair rip-offs.
Images of people who have lost their loved-ones, or their homes, break most of our hearts. But, unfortunately, all too often, thieves see them as picture-perfect opportunities.
The EPA warns, despite the claims of many air duct cleaning businesses, most people don’t need the expensive services they provide.
If you receive an email from the BBB, you better make sure it’s authentic. Officials are monitoring three separate local email phishing campaigns, all pretending to be from the bureau.
The changing North Texas weather of hot days and drenching rains can wreak havoc on concrete/slab foundations. Officials with the BBB say they’ve seen a 70-percent increase in the number of inquiries about foundation companies and they expect the number to increase.
In April of last year, hail pounded Hill Pratt’s Farmers Branch home –– or, as he tells it, “it was like being in the middle of a bombing raid.”
Many area residents will be requiring assistance from contractors after Tuesday’s storms. But consumers should watch out for potential scammers.