June 7, 2021
LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is sharing important reminders as many Michiganders prepare for home improvement projects and the summer months create opportunities for scammers.
If someone comes to your door to offer repairs or improvements, do your research before committing to anything.
"Anytime someone approaches you with a home improvement deal that seems too good to pass up, or they want to you act right away, you should be skeptical-especially when you aren't sure your home actually needs repairs," Nessel said. "In addition to doing your homework, try getting quotes from multiple companies to determine reasonable costs for the work and remember you can say 'no' if someone is becoming too pushy with an offer."
Michiganders should especially be on high alert right after a big storm that's likely to cause damage. Clean-up days are primetime for scammers who like to prey on homeowners looking for help with unexpected repairs.
Additional tips can be found in the Department's Consumer Alert focused on advice for homeowners.
Additional resources are always available by visiting the Attorney General's Consumer Protection webpage.