This recently happened in Ohio but could happen to anyone in any state. According to www.10tv.com, "Employees from the Ohio Department of Insurance on Thursday were warning homeowners to be wary of contractors looking to profit after a recent storm. Neighbors in Pennell's neighborhood were warned to be wary of door-knocking roofing companies, especially those that want to climb up on the roof for a closer look, Ludlow reported."
Apparently these so called "roofing companies" were going up on the roof and damaging it themselves to show the homeowner there was damage. Then, they agree to do the work and have the homeowners insurance company pay. And of course the work would not be done and the money was not returned to the homeowners.
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