The Office of the Attorney General has received multiple complaints this summer about home-improvement contractors. As Hoosiers consider tackling home-improvement projects during the remainder of the warm-weather months. The Indiana Home Improvement Contracts Act requires home improvement contracts exceeding $150 to be in writing. The contract must also contain certain information, including: contact information for the home improvement supplier; a description of the work to be done; the approximate starting and completion dates for the work; a statement of contingencies that may change the completion date; and the contract price. This Friday is Consumer Protection Day at the Indiana State Fair, sponsored by the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. Fairgoers are invited to stop by our booth to say hello, talk about consumer issues and check to see whether they have unclaimed property. Staff members will also be distributing helpful information throughout the fairgrounds. As always, consumers who believe they are the victims of scam attempts are asked to report them to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division by calling 1-800-382-5516 or going online at www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/ and clicking the “File a Complaint” box at the bottom of the page.
August 9th, 2019|Local News|