Chicago —(ENEWSPF)—January 5, 2016. Following severe flooding in areas of downstate and southern Illinois, Attorney General Lisa Madigan today warned residents in impacted areas to be on alert for home repair con artists looking to exploit homeowners and local businesses that need repairs due to flood-related damage.
Madigan cautioned Illinois residents that scammers may quickly move into communities hit hard by flooding to take advantage of people with damage to their homes or businesses. Madigan noted that these "storm chasers" use the opportunity to pressure people into making quick, and often expensive, decisions about cleanup and construction work . . .