Hiring Someone To Help With Your Post-Flood Cleanup? Watch Out For Scammers


The state is warning Wisconsin residents still cleaning up from recent flooding to be careful if they hire someone to help.

Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection spokesman Jim Dick says you need to know the clean-up business you’re dealing with.

Dick: “It often happens when we have some sort of situation like this happening, whether it’s flooding, or big hail storms. You can find the storm chasers going door-to-door trying to get your business.”

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Dick says storm chasers will often ask for money up front. He says people should check references and make sure a business is insured and has a lien waiver.

The City of Boscobel was hit hard by flooding, and officials say they haven’t had any reports of flood scams so far.