Editorial: Watch out for contractor, mortgage scams
Owning a home is a privilege which has diminished in a tight economy. Homeowners who've managed to buck this downward trend are targets for scammers. A common scam involves contractors some hire, while another addresses foreclosure rescues.
Extreme storms may be America's new norm, so the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud warns homeowners must doubly protect against bogus repair work by shady contractors. Routine home fix-ups and remodeling also invite scams.