Many of Randolph EMC’s members and people across North Carolina are starting down the road toward recovery from Hurricane Florence, but unfortunately, post‑disaster scammers are already at work. Follow these tips to avoid scams after the storm.
- Do your homework on contractors. Verify contractors with state and local consumer protection officials. Ask to see a license and certificate of insurance. If a contractor tells you work is covered by your insurance, call your insurance company to confirm. Be skeptical if someone promises immediate clean-up.
- Never pay someone up front or in cash to assess or repair storm damage. Instead, pay with a credit card or check as work is done.
- Research charities before you donate. Protect your personal information if you decide to give.
- Remember that Randolph EMC will never demand payment or over the phone. Contact us immediately to report any questionable activity.
If you’ve been the victim of a disaster‑related scam, call 1-877-5-NO-SCAM.