For Immediate Release: August 8, 2018

Contact: Barry Smith at 919-807-6014

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey offers tips to avoid roofing scams

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is offering tips to avoid roofing scams in the wake of the arrest of a roofing company owner who did not perform roof replacement work after collecting money from homeowners and insurance companies to do so.

“Hurricane season is still upon us and potentially damaging storms can provide opportunities for people who have unscrupulous business practices to rip off homeowners,” Commissioner Causey said. “Make sure you’re not a victim by following some common sense tips to avoid these scams.”

Commissioner Causey offered the following tips:

To report suspected fraud, contact the N.C. Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840. Callers may remain anonymous. Information is also available at