Beware of contractor fraud after Hurricanes Laura, Delta

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (WAFB) – Many people are desperately seeking contractors to make home repairs after Hurricanes Laura and Delta, but it’s important to not let your guard down during this time.


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“He got the insurance money and gone with it,” said Stacie Thompson.

Thompson says she hired Songy’s Roofing and Construction in June to replace her roof. Four months later, she says no work has been done.

“He required half the money down and he gave me a price. I wrote him a check for $4,500. It was cashed immediately, the same day,” Thompson said.

She says she thought she followed all the rules, such as checking for a license, looking up reviews, and signing a physical contract, but now, she’s left with a damaged roof she says she can no longer afford to fix.

“I had to pay somebody to

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