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Officials Warn Of Price Gouging After Storm

Posted at 10:52 PM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 23:52:31-05

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance has urging consumers to be wary of potential price gouging especially from people offering to fix damage to your home or car.

They announced some tips for consumers to remember in the aftermath of the storm.

The first was to avoid high pressure sales tactics urging you to act quickly before signing a contact. They suggested not paying money upfront, and instead waiting until the job was finished.

Asking questions and get references from people you trust before hiring someone to do work for you would also protect yourself.

They also suggested getting everything in writing - meaning if a contractor promises you something, getting it in writing.

Keep a record of your property damage and any repairs made to your property, take photos during the repair work and afterward.

Lastly, document any repair work you believe was not done correctly.