In the capital of North Carolina, Raleigh, the temperature is projected to fall, and snow and ice is right around the corner. Attorney General Roy Cooper warned that this is the time in which homeowners will seek help with tree, but can easily be taken advantage.
Tree service scammers try to rip property owners off. Shady companies will go knocking on doors offering help, but most of these should not be trusted. If trees has fallen or is damaged and help is needed, hiring a licensed, insured, and professional tree company should be called.
If you come across such scammers, report them to the local law enforcement and to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division to save others from this potential risk.People residing in North Carolina can report directly to Cooper’s office by calling toll-free 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or by filing a consumer complaint.
How to Protect Yourself from Being Scammed by Tree Companies:
You can contact North Carolina’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM, file a consumer complaint or report possible price gouging online at www.ncdoj.gov if you have any problems. Learn more here.