Avoid Home Improvement Scams Top Ten Signs a Contractor is Untrustworthy

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) offers homeowners these top ten warning signs that a home improvement contractor may not be reputable:

1. You can't verify the name, address, telephone number or credentials of the


2. The salesperson tries to pressure you into signing a contract.

3. The salesperson tells you a special price is available only if you sign the

contract "today."

4. No references are furnished.


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