Board of Contractors: Be wary of fraudulent builders
by MBJ Staff
Published: April 30,2014
JACKSON — The Mississippi State Board of Contractors (MSBOC) warns homeowners and businesses affected by tornadoes and severe weather that moved through the state on Monday to be wary of fraudulent contractors who prey on storm damaged victims.
The agency urges property owners to be vigilant when it comes to contracting for storm damage clean up and repairs. Consumers can use MSBOC online resources at www.msboc.us to check the license status of a contractor they plan to hire, and to get tips on wise repair and improvement choices.
MSBOC Executive Director Stephanie Lee reminds those affected by severe weather across the state that certain types of residential and commercial contractors require state licensure and warns home and business owners to be wary of potential scams. Although most contractors are honest, there are contractors who take advantage of individuals, especially in disaster situations, warns Lee.
Typical severe weather damage that may require a contractor to hold a state-issued license includes major structural repair, roof repair, electrical, plumbing and HVAC.
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