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After any natural disaster scams ramp up.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody says her office has seen an increase in tree trimming scams.

The Attorney General’s office compiled a list of ways to protect yourself from being scammed.

  • Watch out for anyone who approaches unsolicited about tree removal;
  • Get multiple written estimates and ask whether debris removal is included in the estimate;
  • Research a company thoroughly;
  • Check for proof of insurance and verify with the insurer that the policy is current; and
  • Never pay the full amount up front and do not make a final payment until completely satisfied with the work.

You can find more information on the Attorney General’s website here.

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