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Connecticut Consumer Protection Department warns of fall scams

Published September 13. 2013 4:00AM

A driveway paver appears unexpectedly with a extra load of material that he'll install at a good price if you pay immediately.

A chimney cleaner offers free inspection and cleaning, then pushes for costly repairs.

These are two of the typical scams homeowners should look out for this fall, the state Department of Consumer Protection warned this week.

Solicitors, often in unmarked vans or utility trucks, can be reported at (860) 713-6100 or by email at dcp.frauds@ct.gov.

You can also report them to local police.

"When in doubt, 'No thanks' is always the best answer," Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein said.

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