Beware of Chinese drywall 'remediation' scams
August 10, 2010
HOUSTON, TX — The remediation of problem Chinese drywall is a multi-million dollar market, and whenever there is money to be made you can be sure that there is someone out there trying to pull off a scam, according to a press release.
There have been numerous reports of Chinese drywall victims being scammed by opportunistic "remediators" offering everything from diagnosis to air clean machines and drywall removal, the release stated.
Homeowners affected by Chinese drywall are often in search of anything that can help rid their homes of the problem drywall and can be susceptible to con artists who prey on the people who are already vulnerable due to their desperation and concern for the well being of their family, the release noted.
A recently published article on the subject of Chinese drywall remediation scams in Florida identified 47 remediation and inspection companies working in the Palm Beach area alone: Of these, 26 were created during or after January of 2009 and only 18 were operated by licensed contractors.
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