Attorney General Jackley Warns of Contractor Scams Following Summer Storms

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Friday, July 20, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley is urging South Dakota residents to be vigilant of transient contractor scams following the severe weather the State has seen over the past couple of weeks.

“South Dakotans will want to quickly clean up and make repairs to damaged property,” said Jackley. “Whether you are working to fix damaged roofs, water damage in a basement, or hail dents we encourage consumers to take the extra time to evaluate and secure the right contractor to avoid becoming a victim of a scam.”

Here are a few suggestions when choosing professional contactors:

Charges stem from information provided by a nursing home facility that believed Lingenfelter, Power of Attorney for her mother, obtained benefits from the State of South Dakota by fraud. Lingenfelter used her mother’s assets for her own personal benefit, and she failed to provide for her mother’s nursing care.

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.