Officials from Bucks County are warning residents of the most recent scam that is threatening local homeowners.
With temperatures rising, homeowners will soon be looking to find an HVAC contractor to keep their house cool. However, there are those who are committing fraud and acting as contractors to get a hold of residents’ financial information.
“The members of the Bucks County Crimes Against Older Adults Task Force encourage consumers to search for a reputable registered service company and follow the tips below to avoid high-pressure sales tactics and unneeded or costly repairs,” officials said in a statement.
“When the air conditioning unit goes out, consumers are desperate to get it repaired as quickly as possible and may not properly vet the contractor checking reviews and making sure they hold a registration to operate as a contractor in the state.”
Criminals are able to infiltrate even the most mundane businesses in the area. Make sure you properly vet your contractor before hiring them or sharing information with them.
Learn more about the scam at the Bucks County Government.