Category Archives: Fraud

Seniors Beware of Holiday Scams

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Did you know that seniors are the population group most likely to be “scammed?” According to the Federal Trade Commission, American consumers were scammed out of 8.8 billion dollars in 2022. Seniors lost the most money compared to other age groups. Seniors are often targeted by scammer criminals for several reasons; they are thought to […]

Resource for vetting Contractors

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When it comes to finding a contractor to hire, it can be overwhelming to know if you have found a trustworthy person. Everything may look good on paper and the person may sound professional and genuine over the phone, but how can you really know if they are the right person to trust? The Department […]

Are They Certified?

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Last week we spoke about the arrests of over 100 people in Tampa, FL, for performing unlicensed contractor work. These individuals were advertising professional services to unsuspecting homeowners who needed affordable repair. The sting operation performed by the state of Florida was not the first, in hopes of catching unlicensed criminals. Law enforcement pursuits against […]

100 Unlicensed Contractors Arrested!

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Breaking news! Over 100 people were arrested in Tampa, Florida, for selling unqualified contracting services. The “Operation House Hunters” in Hillsborough County focused on catching criminals who were taking advantage of the growing housing market. The fraudulent freelancers would advertise through social media platforms like Facebook or would post ads on Craigslist, even on their […]