State News

IBHS Offers Tips For Avoiding Storm Cleanup Scams

TAMPA. Fla. – As waters recede and when the power begins to come back on, residents will be surveying damage to their properties. The next step for many will be to find a contractor to make repairs. At this difficult time, the last thing a property owner needs is to fall victim to a scam. While most contractors are reputable, there are bad actors.

Hotlines Established To Report Price Gouging

TRENTON — Since declaring a state of emergency on Saturday, Gov. Chris Christie once again issued a forceful reminder to merchants: Price gouging during a state of emergency is illegal; will be investigated by the Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs; and will result in significant penalties.