Madigan issues warning about flooding scams

September 16, 2008 9:52:29 AM PDT
Home and business owners dealing with flooding could be targets for fraud. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants to get the word out about potential flooding scams. Madigan is urging people in affected areas to beware of home repair con artists. Her recommendations: don't make large down payments for repairs and avoid contractors who go door to door.

Madigan recommends getting all contract terms in writing and to get a copy of a signed contract.