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“How to Protect Yourself from Home Repair Contractor Fraud” Workshop

A non-profit group called “The National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud” held a workshop tonight in Joplin at College Heights Christian Church.

It’s called “How to Protect Yourself from Home Repair Contractor Fraud”.

The meeting was so homeowners could ask questions and learn about protecting themselves from contractor frauds, when rebuilding.

Members from different insurance company’s, city hall, the attorney general’s office, Joplin Police Department and contracting companies came to give the advice.

N.C.P.H.I.F. is a non-profit organization that started two years ago when Phae Howard’s grand mother, was financially victimized by a contractor.

Howard wanted to make sure she could help others, from being taken advantage of.

“We’ll come back as many times as we need to make sure home owners get that valuable information a lot of information that we cover in the workshop, we cover what should be in the contract, full scopes of work, conflict resolution, payment schedules, building permits, its valuable information that home owners don’t typically get when they are dealing with contractors.” says Howard, Executive Director N.C.P.H.I.F.

 ”Most contractors are very good contractors very honest but you do have a perforation of contractors who decided to just become contractors, come from out of town, sometimes its just hard to keep up with who is honest first.” says Lawrence Bivins, Team Leader with State Farm.

If you’d like more information about contractor fraud log onto the National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud’s page.


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