ARAPAHOE COUNTY, CO — The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has released an advisory after a recent surge in contractor fraud. The office’s Consumer Fraud Protection Unit said it’s received an “extremely high” number of consumer complaints over the past six months about home improvement projects and hired contractors.
“While most contractors are reputable and honest, some are not,” the advisory read.
“A few complaints have originated from local organizations and businesses, but the majority have come from homeowners in areas of home repairs, renovations, and new construction.”
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Other Colorado regions have also seen a spike in fraud, officials said.
“While some problems cannot be anticipated, we believe that homeowners may have avoided financial losses and project delays if they had researched the business or contractor and taken some precautions,” the advisory read.
“Many problems could have been avoided if an attorney was involved during certain stages.”
Read the full advisory: