If you suffered from hail damage to you home in and around Rockford this week, the BBB is warning residents of Storm Chaser scams.

WIFR shares that the Better Business Bureau is warning all residents, in and around Rockford, that were effected by hail from the week's storms to be on  the alert for "Stoprm Chaser" scammers.

Storm Chasers are those that "take advantage of people who are in need of repairs after a damaging storm. That can include roofing contractors, landscapers, siding contractors, tree service companies and auto body repairmen."

To avoid being scammed by such people here's a few things you need to do:

  • get several quotes before choosing a contractor
  • don't pay in advance for a repair job
  • avoid hiring anyone who shows up at your door offering repair services