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April 17, 2012SHENANDOAH, IA |  By: Wayman

Storm Scammers

First southern Iowa was targeted by storms, now another threat could be coming: Fly by Night Contractors.

Even though Clarinda escaped with minor damage from weekend storms, police chief Keith Brothers says he's seen his share of out of town contractors flock to an area because of the volume of work needed. The chief says you need to ask for references and check with the attorney generals' office for any complaints. He also preaches patience.

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He adds you should make sure workers have insurance and are bonded, and of course, put all estimates in a written contract.