Some Scrooges May Take Advantage Of Winter Storm Victims
Posted December 13, 2002 12:23 p.m. EST
DURHAM, N.C. — A Durham man claims he was taken advantage of by two people who said they wanted to clean up his debris.
Joe Diver said two men from a Vermont tree removal service quoted him a price last weekend. Diver gave them a $200 deposit, and the workers never came back.
"It seemed legit. He had a business card that said fully insured on it. It had phone numbers and everything," Diver said.
Diver said he has already called the state attorney general's office. There are a number of ways to protect yourself from being a victim.