|Updated: 4/12/2013 10:30 am
||Published: 4/12/2013 7:35 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Attorney General Scott Pruitt is urging Oklahomans to beware of repair fraud scam following an April storm that left parts of the state ice-covered with downed trees and power lines.
Pruitt says repair fraud is common following a major storm. When there is extensive tree damage, Pruitt says Oklahomans may see scams involving clean-up as well as tree trimming and removal.
Pruitt says Oklahomans should be cautious when hiring workers and be sure they are from a reputable company. The attorney general says his public protection unit often has to prosecute dishonest repair services, referred to as travelers, who follow storms looking to make a profit off of other's misfortune.
With the spring storm season just beginning, Pruitt says Oklahomans need to remain vigilant to prevent repair fraud schemes.
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