(Dublin, OH) – The Dublin Division of Police is issuing an advisory to warn residents about seasonal home repair scams. Around this time of year, small crews go door-to-door offering to do unsolicited home repairs, such as paving, roof repairs or day laborers, at a reduced cost. A common tactic is for the workers to claim having leftover materials from another job, that allows them to do the next job cheaply. They are commonly referred to as the “Irish Travelers” for their adoption of Irish names and traveling in small groups to do seasonal work. However, Dublin Police say the crews have been known to do cheap, shoddy material or not complete the job at all.
Dublin Police advise residents to be aware of common warning signs:
- Crews using unmarked truck or van
- Vehicles with out-of-state tags
- No business identification, such as business cards, stationary, or office address
- Asking for upfront payment or fees
- No estimates given
- No contracts offered
- Accepting cash only
If you are suspicious, ask for the crews to provide identification and contact the Dublin Division of Police at 614-889-1112. Be sure to include descriptions of the subjects, vehicles and license plates.
Additional information can be found at: http://www.ehow.com/info_7811525_irish-traveler-scams.html
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