Another reason to do your research before you hire a contractor. Florida contractor Steven Romano preyed upon those whose homes were blown away by Superstorm Sandy. He took $250,000 to help rebuild and rework affected homes, and then he ran away with the money.
However, he failed to get away with it for long, and he was rightfully arrested. A cautionary tale to do your research, especially when you’re in an emotional state someone can prey upon.