Flood victims urged to be vigilant

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Homeowners hoping to repair the water damage left behind from weeks of flooding are being warned to do their due diligence as potentially fraudulent contractors begin to go door-to-door in the hardest-hit areas in Quebec.

Over 4,000 residences across the province have been damaged by flood waters, according to the latest estimates.

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre called for flood victims in affected boroughs to proceeds with caution. “There have not been any cases of fraud reported up until now, but for security reasons, be vigilant,” said Coderre.

Quebec’s consumer protection office says homeowners hiring any contractor should draw up a contract.

“Despite the vulnerability and state of mind of the flood victims, it’s necessary to take the time to make the right choices,” said office spokesperson Charles Tanguay.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.