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Some superstorm Sandy victims say they've encountered unscrupulous contractors. (credit: CBS 2)

Sandy Victims Say They’re Being Scammed By Contractors

Some Breezy Point residents say they’re being ripped off by the people they hired to help them rebuild.

08/22/2013

Superstorm Sandy debris on Long Island (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Mangano: 61 Contractors Arrested For Working Without Licenses

“We had one contractor who was knocking on doors collecting money to do Sandy recovery work. He would do a little bit of the work and then move on,” County Consumer Affairs Commissioner Madalyn Farley said.

06/27/2013

Debris from superstorm Sandy in Long Beach, N.Y. - Nov. 20, 2012 (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

State Investigating Some Nassau County Offices Over Sandy Clean-Up Efforts

The probe will look into how Sandy contracts were awarded and how contractors performed.

05/15/2013

NJ TRANSIT Sandy Damage - Meadows Maintenance Complex - Car Shop

NJ TRANSIT Approves $17 Million To Continue Post-Sandy Repairs

NJ TRANSIT on Wednesday approved $17 million in contracts for companies that are already involved in post-Superstorm Sandy repair work.

03/13/2013

Home Construction

Ask Asa: When Home Construction Goes Wrong

Navigating through the process of home construction can be a daunting task. While consumers do have rights, there are also ways for contractors to seek recourse when things go wrong.

06/25/2012

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Ask Asa: Avoiding Home Contracting Scams

Every spring roving repair contractors show up at doors in the tri-state area. The offer roof and chimney repairs, among other pieces of handiwork. But the “repairs” are often short-lived and over-priced, costing the consumer even more to repair again down the road.

03/27/2012