Scams and schemes to get your money

We have a limited resource – it is called money. There are a lot of places to spend it and we have to be aware that there are individuals and businesses that thrive on our consumer ignorance. Hopefully, some of the following will assist you as a consumer in becoming more aware of possible schemes, scams and other ways people will try to get your hard-earned money.

CCCS Scam Education Crook

Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

Helpful hints

What you need to do:

  • Deal with licensed businesses
  • Deal locally when possible
  • Get everything in writing
  • Pay with a check, not cash
  • Only pay half until job is complete

Guard your:

  • Social security number
  • Bank account information
  • Credit cards
  • Phone cards

Know your scams

  • Driveway repairs/Roof repairs & inspections/Painting jobs
    • Get several estimates for any major work
    • Deal with local companies and get references
    • Don’t be pressured into accepting a one-day only offer
    • Withhold full payment until work is complete and pay by check