Ohio Official Warns Of Home Improvement Scams

May 12, 2014

Ohio's attorney general warns consumers about spring home improvement scams. Mike DeWine says warmer weather brings more door-to-door sales. 

He says consumers should be cautious and research the reputation of a business and individual contractor before agreeing to anything. DeWine says consumers should check with his office and the Better Business Bureau for any complaints against the company. He says consumers have a three-day right to cancel most door-to-door sales and businesses must give written notice of that right. The Ohio Attorney General's Consumer Protection Section has filed five home improvement lawsuits so far this year against contractors believed to be violating the state's Consumer Sales Practices Act.