Pa. attorney general warns of winter storm scams

People have been going door to door pretending to be contractors and snow plow operators or pushing fake disaster-relief fundraising efforts

File-In this Feb. 23, 2015 file photo, a car remains buried in snow along a residential street in South Boston. Boston's miserable winter is now also its snowiest season going back to 1872. The official measurement of 108.6 inches at Logan International Airport Sunday night topped a season record of 107.6 inches set in 1995-96. The final 2.9 inches came in a snowstorm that was relatively tame after a record-setting monthly snowfall of 64.9 inches in February. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WKBN) –¬†Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is warning anyone in Pennsylvania affected by winter storm damage to watch out for scammers.

Shapiro sad the Bureau of Consumer protection has received complaints following snowstorms or natural disasters. People have been going door to door, pretending to be contractors and snow plow operators or pushing fake disaster-relief fundraising efforts.

Any home improvement contractor who does more than $5,000 in business yearly has to register with the Bureau of Consumer Protection. Registration can be verified by calling 1-(888)-520-6680.

If you think you’ve been the victim of a scam, you can call the Bureau of Consumer Protection hotline at 1-(800)-441-2555.

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