FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2016
MEDIA CONTACTS: Carole Trottere, Rebecca Cheng, Sam Marksheid, and Vicki DiStefano | (516) 869-7794
Don’t Be Scammed! Town Teams Up with NYS AG to Host “Know Your Contractor” Program
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board recently announced that the Town is teaming up with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Office to host a new educational program for residents.
The seminar, titled “Know Your Contractor: Know Your Home Improvement Rights,” will be held Wednesday, March 16th at 7 p.m. in the North Hempstead Town Board Room, located at Town Hall, 220 Plandome Road in Manhasset.
The program is designed to equip residents with knowledge necessary to help protect themselves from home improvement scams. It will inform residents about their rights under New York State's Home Improvement Laws, and give them critical tips to assist them in selecting a reputable contractor.
A representative from the New York State Attorney General’s Office will deliver the presentation. The program was recently created due to the large number of complaints the AG received from homeowners over the past two years about unscrupulous contractors who, among other things, accepted money but failed to complete the job or performed work that was shoddy or negligent.
The Attorney General’s Office has investigated many of these complaints, successfully recovering thousands of dollars in restitution for defrauded New Yorkers, obtained court orders banning unscrupulous contractors from doing business in the state, and in some instances criminally prosecuted fraudulent contractors.
For more information, please call (516) 869-6311.