Mitch Lipka writes: ‘If there are trees down and repairs to be made, you can be sure that opportunists will be around to take advantage. Complaints about shady contractors and other storm-related scams tend to follow about a week or so after a storm, said Paula Fleming, vice president of the Better Business Bureau serving Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont. Often, the complaints are related to a homeowner getting rejected for payment by an insurer after being overcharged by a fly-by-night contractor.
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