Concrete company and concrete-based scams are more common than you think. Once a week, you’ll hear stories in the news about people or communities scammed by a con artist shelling concrete or services. In many cases, those being scammed are the elderly. If you want to avoid a concrete scam in your area, these three tips will help you do just that.
Avoiding a Concrete Scam
Avoiding a concrete scam is easier than you’d think. It comes down to common sense and gut instinct. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is, and let me tell you, concrete scammers will give you ridiculously low prices on material costs to get you to hand over cash or a check for services. Once they have your money, you’ll never hear from them again.
In order to avoid concrete scams, never hand over money to someone who comes knocking on your door. Sign a contract and hold them to it. Once the contract is signed, then you can hold the company accountable should anything go wrong. You can get material costs, labor, and everything else sorted out.
Always go with a reputable concrete company. You can find out how reputable a company is by checking out their online reviews, using Angie’s List, or checking with the BBB to find out what type of accreditation they have. If they have had issues in the past, you can see what they were and how they were handled.
If you feel like a concrete company is scamming you, chances are they are. Always make sure your questions are answered and that you feel comfortable with the company before doing business.