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Originally published in the September 2019 Juniper Berry Magazine

Berry Bits: Beware of home repair scam

A home repair scam begins with an unsolicited phone call or visit to your home from a repair company and states that you need work done to your home. This person may claim to have worked or is working on a neighbor's home in the vicinity and noticed that you may have damage or need a repair on your home. They may even offer to repair it for much less than a competitor. This scam can include: roofing, windows, driveways and sidewalks. The NYPD'S Crime Prevention Section suggests that you do the following:

• Do not open the door.

• Research the company before making your decision.

• Confirm repairs are needed. Get other estimates.

• Never give out any financial information (Credit cards, bank account etc.)

• Do not give them any money

• If you are still unsure call 911

For more information or questions please contact the 104th Precinct Crime Prevention Officers at 718-386-6223.


September 2019 Juniper Berry Magazine

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