It's one of the latest snow scams making the rounds.
(Cleveland)- Recent snow shoveling/plowing scams has the Cleveland Better Business Bureau on alert...
Cleveland police are telling residents that at least two homes off Detroit Avenue have been burglarized by people pretending to be snow shovelers.
There is also a recent case of a man from Highland Heights who went to a Bath gas station and started plowing the parking lot and then demanded payment. It turns out the man was not the person that was contracted. Police found out the man had active warrants in Solon and Lakewood for doing the same thing.
BBB spokeswoman Sue McConnell says she is not surprised by all of the recent scams given the snowy weather we've had recently and based on the economy.
Some advice so you don't become a victim include: don't hire someone on the spot who shows up at your door, ask neighbors for references, and check the company's rating with the Better Business Bureau at www.clevelandbbb.org. It's also a good idea to get a contract that states how much snow has to be on the ground and what time of the day the plower will show up.
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