Residents have told police that a landscaping and tree removal service has made promises to remove tree branches, cash is paid up front or a contract is signed, and then the job is not completed. Tree branches are left on the property for the homeowner to deal with, and the company refuses to complete the job and never returns.
Some tips to help avoid becoming a victim include:
- Get an agreement in writing.
- Ask for references or get a trusted neighbor/friend/family member’s recommendation.
- Never pay the full amount for the job until the job is completed.
- You may also want to check with the Better Business Bureau to see what types of complaints have been made about a company.