Board of Contractors, AG warn of crooked contractors
by MBJ Staff
Published: May 2,2013
JACKSON — Following a series of recent storms, the Mississippi State Board of Contractors (MSBOC) and the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office (MSAGO) are joining forces to send a message to crooked contractors that bad business won’t be tolerated in the Magnolia State and violators will be prosecuted.
“Mississippi has been hit hard by storms in 2013, everything from tornadoes to hail storms, causing an increase in out-of-state contractors moving to the state looking for work,” said Attorney General Hood. “Many of these contractors are unlicensed or fraudulent.”
“We caution storm victims not to make a bad situation worse by hiring the first contractor who comes along,” said Stephanie Sills Lee, executive director for the MSBOC. “Take your time and protect yourself against con artists who will take your money and run or from incompetent contractors who will perform shoddy work.”
A conviction for home repair fraud could result in up to 10 years behind bars. The MSAGO and the MSBOC both intend to prosecute, to the fullest extent of the law, anyone caught committing home repair fraud.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- HUNTER ARNOLD: Mississippi, Gulf Coast states focus on global business markets
- Host families prepare for Mississippi Braves’ season
- JOSH MABUS — Mississippi’s Healthcare: Not a quality problem, a marketing problem
- Ridgeland property rights tussle is expected to have wide impact
- Report ranks state schools' performance 51st in the nation
- BILL CRAWFORD: Keep schools free from preventable diseases
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- Two new casinos like the odds on Mississippi Gulf Coast
- The leadership styles of President Obama