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Attorney General Warns People of Repair Scams

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says people should beware of scams by out-of-state vendors who charge a lot of money but do poor work when repairing hail damage or doing paving jobs.

Jackley says the Consumer Protection Division in his office has received complaints about out-of-state operations targeting people who sustained hail damage recently in the Rapid City and Sioux Falls areas. He says transient vendors also seek paving jobs.

Jackley says homeowners and business owners report poor quality work at prices that are sometimes double or triple what was originally quoted.

He warns people not to be pressured into a quick agreement with a contractor. He says people should request a written contract, seek references, get competitive bids, and not make full payment until a job is done.

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