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Illinois Attorney General warning of storm-related scams

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning residents of scam artists looking to take advantage of people with homes and businesses damaged by Sunday's storms.

Investigators from Madigan's office are in Washington, Illinois this week looking into complaints about contractors and keeping an eye out for "storm chasers," who bring scams to communities affected by bad weather.

A statement released by Madigan's office suggests residents avoid making quick decisions, deal only with licensed contractors, and insist on a written contract. In addition, residents should never pay workers in full until the work is done to their liking.

Consumers in Illinois can cancel a contract within three business days if it was signed based on the contractor's visit to their home.

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