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SuspectFraud.com quick check site to protect consumers from fraud

 


A Shelton man hires a contractor to build a deck and pays him cash. But a month later, the deck is only half-finished and the contractor is long gone.

A Thurston County homeowner hires a landscaping crew to work on her yard and pays a substantial amount of cash up front. Then the landscaper disappears.

To help protect you and your property from these kinds of scams, state agencies are urging consumers to “Check with the state before it’s too late.”

Through its website suspectfraud.com, Washington State has made it easy and convenient to see if a business is registered with the state, behind on its taxes, has complaints filed against it or been subject to state enforcement actions....



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