As Spring approaches, home repair and improvement projects loom on the horizon.  But the beginning of home repair season also means the beginning of home repair scam season.  Join us on Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30pm for a Michigan Consumer Education presentation on how to avoid becoming a victim of unscrupulous service or repairs resulting from poor workmanship or outright scams.

Elizabeth Parker, part of the Michigan Attorney General’s Cyber Safety Initiative and Senior Brigade team, will share telltale signs of home repair scams, the red flag warnings of untrustworthy contractors, and tips for successfully navigating the home repair process.  If you’ve been a victim of a home repair scam, Ms. Parker will explain the process for filing a complaint.

Following the presentation, the Neighborhood Impact Program will explain how income-eligible homeowners can qualify for home repair assistance of up to $7,500 for eligible repairs including furnace, siding, roof, gutters, and more.

The Michigan Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division offers this cutting-edge consumer education seminar in order to help prevent Michigan citizens from being bilked out of their hard-earned money. Visit their website at www.mi.gov/ce to find a variety of state and federal resources designed to help educate consumers.