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How Flood Victims Can Avoid Being Scammed by Shady Contractors
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Why are the victims of natural disasters easy prey for shady contractors and consumer scams? "They're desperate," said Chris Coleman, President & CEO of the Better Business Bureau in Des Moines. "People are desperate in this situation. I`ve been out in our neighborhoods and I know that people just want to get their life back, so they're in a hurry. They are looking for anybody that can convince them that they`re there to help, and so the victims of the flood and the water are the first victims of the scam artist too, and that’s really sad."