AUSTIN – In the wake of the hailstorms that hit North Texas over the weekend, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) offers these tips for avoiding fraud while hiring a contractor for home repairs:
TDI has sent investigators to North Texas to help deter fraud, which can range from shoddy repairs to price gouging. In the worst cases, people offering services to storm victims may simply take their money and run.
If you have information about insurance fraud, file a complaint with TDI's Fraud Unit online at www.tdi.texas.gov/fraud/index.html or by calling 800-252-3439.
You can also file complaints against businesses with the Texas Attorney General's Office at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or by calling 800-252-8011.
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