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Every year, construction fraud complaints are among the most commonly filed with the Oregon Department of Justice. Though always prevalent, construction scams tend to change with the seasons. As the cooler weather approaches, Attorney General John Kroger warns Oregon consumers to be vigilant against chimney cleaning scams.
Common chimney sweep and construction fraud complaints involve aggressive sales tactics, including unsolicited phone calls and door-to-door solicitations. Sales pitches offer services for bargain costs, alarming claims that the consumers' chimneys are in very bad condition and a fire hazard that could cause damage that would cost thousands of dollars to repair.
To avoid common chimney sweep scams, Attorney General Kroger and the Oregon Construction Contractors Board offer the following tips:
If you think you may have been victimized in a chimney sweep or construction fraud scam, please call the Attorney General's Consumer Hotline at 877-877-9392, file a Consumer Complaint Form online or contact the Construction Contractors Board at 503-378-4621.
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