Scams are widely known practices of thieves and yet a lot of people still fall for them. Some scams are just so elaborate and enticing that people who are desperate enough will easily believe. Therefore, it is important to do background checks on any company you wish to hire especially regarding home improvement companies. Simply checking their website (if they have any) won’t be enough; you need to be hands-on to be sure. Here are some methods on how to do a thorough background check on a company:
- Search for an address or a landline number. One way of knowing a company is a sham if they don’t have an office or any means to contact them. A website domain and email are easy to create. Having a way to talk or meet with them directly can assure you that you’re dealing with a real company.
- Search for the company name on Google. Look for information, reviews and feedback from their past clients if there’re any.
- Check the Better Business Bureau. Probably the best way of knowing is to check for trusted affiliations. As cited in a news report from 10tv.com, this is a very necessary step:
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A follow-up to a Consumer 10 scam warning about fake Craigslist ads for rent-to-own homes in central Ohio.
The Better Business Bureau has taken in more than 120 complaints about First House Financial nationwide, resulting in an F grade.
“If you look at their business review, you can look at the types of complaints that the BBB is getting. You can read actual complaints from consumers. And they’re getting ripped off,” says Joan Coughlin of the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio.
Protect your investments from fraudulence especially if it is big like roofing in Columbus Ohio. If you want a company that is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, then call Muth & Company Roofing today for a free estimate on your roof, gutters, skylights and a lot of other home improvement features.
We have many certifications that prove that we are one of the most trustworthy roofing companies in Columbus Ohio. We have the experience, education, guarantee and most of all, the reputation so you won’t ever have to worry about being scammed.
(Article Excerpt from Consumer 10: Rent-To-Own Craigslist Scam Continues To Dupe Homebuyers, 10tv.com, May 8, 2014)
Muth & Company Roofing is a certified Master Elite Contractor through GAF servicing Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding area including Westerville, Delaware, Worthington, Dublin, Bexley, Gahanna, New Albany, and nearby communities. Muth & Company provides roofing installation services, as well as gutter installation, gutter replacement, gutter repair, attic insulation, skylight installation, and roof repair. We’re proud to offer metal roofing installation and metal roof financing services.
We use quality, feature-rich products including GAF American Harvest Shingles as well as the full GAF roofing system to deliver superior protection and warranties. If you’re in need of an experienced, trusted roofing or gutter company in the Columbus, Ohio region, don’t hesitate to call Muth & Company for a free estimate at (614) 682-3060 today!