SECURITY-WIDEFIELD, Colo. – Roofing scams are already targeting people living in Security-Widefield after Monday’s severe hail storm swept through southern Colorado.
“They’re taking our money, our hard earned money,” said Torri Roll, who lives in Security.
In just a matter of hours since the storm, contractors knocked on her door offering discounted deals. The scam typically works when a deal is offered, a deposit is taken, but no work is done.
“It’s just awful, I wish people were more real and true,” Roll said.
People all across the neighborhood noticed some unusual activity the past two days.
“It’s very annoying when you get two or three people a day,” said Steve Savage, a neighbor living nearby.
Savage said since the June storm hit, he’s been offered 25 questionable deals from contractors.
“It makes you extremely angry,” he said.
Neighbors said on average nine out of the 10 door knockers traveled in cars with license plates out of state.
Michael Moore, owner of Divine Roofing explains it happens more than you think.
“I would say as much as 50 percent of the work is going to out of state contractors,” he said.
Bottom line, avoid taking offers with unusually low discounts and make sure you have a valid contract and warranty in writing before making a purchase.