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Bergen County forms task Force Protect Public against Home repair Contractor Scams

Bergen County forms task Force Protect Public against Home repair Contractor Scams
November 22.2012
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ , Under the direction of Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan a new County wide task force has been formed to inspect contractors making home repairs in areas damaged by superstorm Sandy. The Task force is charged with looking for contractors committing fraud .

Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan said in a statement. “My administration will have zero tolerance for fraudulent home improvement companies,” .

The task force will include members of the county’s Consumer Affairs Division and the Bergen County Police Office of Consumer Protection. Capt. Victor F. Cuttitta Jr. of the Bergen County police,will lead the task force and will focus on areas hit the hardest by the storm, like Moonachie and Little Ferry. but not limit itself to those areas.

Donovan asked residents to “watch out for their elderly neighbors” because they “are often targeted by con artists posing as legitimate contractors.”.She asked  residents to call the county’s Consumer Affairs Division to find out whether a contractor is registered or has been the subject of complaints. The Consumer Affairs Division can be reached at  201-336-6413 or the county police Office of Consumer Protection at 201-336-6400, extension 6424.

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