CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Attorney General Darrell McGraw is warning West Virginians to be on the look out for Hurricane Sandy-related scams.
With major damage to homes and infrastructure in West Virginia, McGraw is warning consumers to beware of those who will try to take advantage of the losses of others.
"During State of Emergency conditions, scam artists are always out trying to take advantage of our citizens, specifically in small communities. They come around claiming to assist with repairs and other situation that arise from the emergency condition and end up preying on those who are most vulnerable. Seniors are often victimized by traveling contractors who show up after major weather events," Said McGraw.
If you've been a victim of a scam or excessive or unjustified increases in pricing of essential goods and services during a Stater of Emergency, contact the Attorney General's Toll-Free hotline at 1-800-368-8808.