Better Business Bureau serving Central Virginia reminds those who experience storm damage to take certain precautions when cleaning up and making repair decisions.
Natural disasters like tornados, hurricanes, floods, fires and earthquakes can bring out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, crises also bring out persons who choose to take advantage of the victims.
Some of the most common "after-disaster" scams involve your auto, home and yard repairs or clean-up. Your Better Business Bureau offers the following tips to homeowners who suffer auto and property damage in the wake of a natural disaster:
Disaster victims should never feel forced to make a hasty decision or to choose an unknown business. Start With Trust. For reliable information, lists of BBB Accredited Businesses by industry and BBB Business Reviews you can trust on local businesses, visit www.bbb.org or call (in Richmond area 804-648-0016, in Fredericksburg area 540-373-9872 or in the Charlottesville area 434-971-3707).
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