The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning residents in the Windsor-Essex area to be on the lookout for scammers who might be looking to take advantage of people after a powerful rainstorm has damaged thousands of homes across the region.
The city’s 311 line had received more than 2,700 called regarding flooded basements by Wednesday afternoon.
“Unfortunately during storms scams are more common because you’re pressed for time to fix problems especially if there’s massive flooding and you want to get your basement cleaned out,” explained bureau spokesperson Ashley Casselman.
“Sometimes you don’t have time to do a lot of research and that’s when those people swoop in to take advantage,” she added.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.