Attention Texans: storm season is upon us. Across the state, we are experiencing thunderstorms, hail storms, tornadoes, and potentially even hurricanes--each with the ability to cause extensive property damage. However, many do not know that even when a storm has passed, the threat persists for Texas homeowners, especially in communities with large elderly populations and those that have already been through major emotional distress.
Scammers, often from out of state, flock to recently storm-battered areas to take advantage of unsuspecting victims in need of fast repairs to protect their property. Typically, the roof scammers offer desperate homeowners quick, cheap repairs for a high down payment. Once the homeowner completes the payment, the fraudulent roofer will leave after performing little, if any, of the necessary work. The victim is out their money and still has a dangerous situation above their heads. In the worst situations, the homeowner loses their entire insurance pay out to these scammers.