SCAM ALERT: Wilmington Police Provides Tips To Avoid Scam Contractors

Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Police Department:

WILMINGTON, MA — With the warm weather approaching, the Wilmington Police Department begins to get more complaints of scam-artists who present themselves as contractors.

Residents should be suspicious contractors who:

1) Claim to be doing another job in the neighborhood.
2) Claim that they can give you a cheap price by using leftover material.
3) Pressure you to hire them right away to get a discount.
4) Demand upfront payment, or offer to arrange financing through a lender they know.

If you are the victim of a scam or suspect that someone may be attempting to scam you, please call the Wilmington Police Department immediately at 978-658-5071.

For more tips and information, visit: https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2019/home-improvement.html.

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