Home Improvement Scams

Home Improvement Scam Prevention Tips

  • Be suspicious of any deal offered for "today only", accompanied by pressure tactics, a "special price" if you sign right away or with large cash deposits required in advance.
  • Ask to see the contractor's license and insurance policy. (Tennessee state law requires these.)
  • Be suspicious if you are asked to sign a blank contract, a completion certificate before the job is finished, or if the contractor doesn't allow you to contact him by phone.
  • Be suspicious if equipment and trucks are not marked with the company name and telephone number. (Tennessee law requires this.)