Consumer Tips

Avoid moonlighters

HomeownerConsumer Tips

Moonlighting occurs when an enterprising and dishonest employee steals a customer from his or her employer. For example, an employee working for one company might come out to do an estimate but then offer to do the work for less money on non-company time.

Avoid cash payments

HomeownerConsumer Tips

Be wary of contractors who insist on cash. A few contractors and service providers demand cash payments or offer substantial discounts for cash payments to avoid bounced checks, garnished wages, and Uncle Sam (although we have no direct proof of any company engaged in tax avoidance).