Protect Yourself Against Scams and Fraudulent Practices

Here are a few tips to help avoid dealing with scammers and fraudulent contractors:

✓     Deal locally, face-to-face —follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts.

✓     Do NOT provide any sensitive financial information, such as account numbers, routing numbers, sensitive passwords, etc.

✓     Never wire funds, and refrain from paying anyone you haven’t met in person.

✓     Do NOT accept cashier checks or money orders, as you’ll be held responsible for the fake check’s full amount once the bank determines the funds are illegitimate.