Goshen police issue warning on contractor scams
The Goshen Police Benevolent Association (PBA) took to Facebook Sunday to alert residents about prevalent contractor scams in the area. Here are essential tips to safeguard yourself:
- Exercise Caution with Unsolicited Offers: Be wary of unexpected proposals from random contractors.
- Research Before Hiring: When in the hiring process, thoroughly research companies and contractors.
- Document Everything: Ensure all agreements are in writing, including a detailed estimate before any payment discussion. Have a written, signed contract specifying start and completion dates, material costs, payment schedules, and warranties.
- Stagger Payments, Use Safe Methods: Protect your payments by staggering them and opt for secure methods like credit cards.
If you suspect falling victim to a contractor scam, promptly contact the Goshen PBA for assistance at (845) 294-9555.