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Consumers Warned About Home Improvement Scams - News - Citizens' Voice

Often these workers will do a shoddy job, causing customers to pay someone else to do the work properly. According to Jeffrey Johnson, a spokesman for the Office of the Attorney General, the amount of money lost to these scams varies from case to case, but can exceed thousands of dollars. The Office of Attorney Generals Bureau of Consumer Protection said complaints involving home improvements or repairs are among the most common calls they receive. Be cautious and do your due diligence when selecting a contractor to work on your property, Kane said in a press release. The Bureau of Consumer Protection offers the following tips for consumers to avoid falling victim to such scams: Do not let anyone rush you into a home improvement project. Do not do business with contractors who appear at your door unexpectedly and point out problems with your home or offer a good deal on repair work.
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Deluna-Salazar says they offered to fix the problems, but says Ellis tried to force them at gunpoint to return his money. The couple was able to escape the home and call 911. Deputies arrested Ellis when they arrived. According to a police report, Ellis told deputies it was actually Deluna-Salazar's husband who was demanding more money. He also told deputies he got his gun to get the couple out of his home. Despite that, Ellis also told deputies "he should have shot them, he really should have." Ellis was arrested and now faces two counts of aggravated assault.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/28745253/home-improvement-workers-attacked-in-conyers

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