Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey has a warning for residents.
Consumers in Missouri are warned to be on the lookout for possible ‘storm-chasers’ following the heavy rains and flooding across parts of the state over the weekend.
According to the Attorney General’s office, storm-chasers typically go door-to-door offering to provide repairs or clean-up services to victims. They often claim to be recovery experts or contractors specializing in flood repairs.
They generally use high-pressure sales tactics, ask for cash up-front, and may try to convince consumers to sign a contract allowing their company to negotiate with the homeowner’s insurance company directly.
Helpful tips include not paying for work up-front, beware of any contractor who tries to rush you or who comes to your home to solicit work, and contact your insurance company.