ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG WARNS OF POTENTIAL CONTRACTOR SCAMS FOLLOWING SIOUX FALLS STORMS

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PIERRE, S.D. - Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is urging South Dakota residents to be vigilant of transient contractor scams following the severe weather seen in Sioux Falls.

"In this time of great damage and tragedy we must remain vigilant as the clean-up begins," said Ravnsborg. "Sadly, some may try to take advantage of this tragedy for personal gain. I encourage consumers to take their time and do their due diligence in hiring the right contractor and not fall victim to a scammer. When in doubt please contact our Division of Consumer Protection."

Here are a few suggestions when choosing professionals to aid with debris removal and repairs:

A list of licensed arborists in Sioux Falls can be found here. Consumers can file a complaint directly on the Attorney General's Consumer Protection website at https://consumer.sd.gov. For any additional information consumers can email the Office at consumerhelp@state.sd.us or call 800-300-1986.