Free event works to stop contractor fraud | Community Spirit
A national group is reaching out to local homeowners to help stop contractor fraud before it happens.
The National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud is hosting a SmartPower workshop on Friday, August 24, 2012 for the public.
Organizers say all homeowners, with any type of home improvement project, are welcome to attend.
The event will focus on educating residents to stop fraudulent contractors in their tracks.
Visitors will learn a few signs that will help you identify suspicious contractors before they are hired for a job.
Scheduled speakers include Phae Howard, the executive director of NCPHIF; an Oklahoma City officer, a city zoning official, a consumer protection attorney, a home insurance agent and a FEMA disaster inspector.
The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Northwest Library, located at 5600 N.W. 122nd St.
The event is free and open to the public.