The weekend’s tornadoes and straight-line winds damaged homes and farm buildings in parts of Iowa. Afton Police Chief John Coulter warned residents planning repairs to watch out for scams. He recommends before people agree to any kind of repair work they see that their insurance company or adjuster will approve it.
People coming into the community should have a door-to-door sales permit, and the chief says people should call City Hall or the Law Enforcement Center and have them checked out.
Coulter says his community requires anybody offering their services door-to-door to have a permit, and residents should insist on seeing it. They should be willing to produce the permit, he says, and the city’s happy to check them out and make sure they have insurance.