“The defendant’s acts cheated not only the taxpayers who fund the programs she was entrusted to manage but also those who rely on these vital state services,” Madigan said.
“Just because a company advertises that it has the appropriate certifications to do repair work does not make it true,” Madigan said. “You have to do your own research before contracting for home repair services. At the very least, check to see if the company is in good standing with my office’s Consumer Fraud Bureau and the Better Business Bureau.”
“Someone calling you to demand money upfront is the hallmark of a phone scam, especially if the caller claims to represent a legitimate government agency. My office will never contact you seeking money or threatening your arrest,” Madigan said. “If you receive a call like this, hang up immediately.”