News Release: Madison County Sheriff's Office
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart wants all citizens to be aware of some different types of “SCAMS” occurring throughout Madison County. This is a time of year where colder climate areas have several types of contractors and laborers coming to Florida searching for work. Many of these individuals are legitimate however there are a number of these types of individuals who are simply attempting to defraud the home owner. They can range from roof repairs, asphalt/milling driveways, painting, scrap metal clean up, etc…
Recently, several home owners in Madison have paid to have roof repair work done by a so called contractor from South Carolina. These home owners, soon after the work was completed, learned that the roofing product used simply washed off in the rain. Upon attempting to contact the contractor by the number provided turns out to be a non-working number.
Sheriff Stewart encourages all citizens when approached by contractors from out of town searching for work to contact the Building Department to ensure they are legitimate and licensed to work in Madison County prior to allowing and paying for the work. Home owners may also contact the Sheriff’s Office for assistance in determining the legitimacy of the contractor.