CPD cautions residents to beware of scammers following storm


A tarped home in the Carroll Acres subdivision on the southeast side of the city of Cullman / Nick Griffin

NOTE: The story photo is not associated with any scammer. It was chosen at random from the selection of storm damage photos our reporters have taken over the last several hours.

CULLMAN –  The Cullman Police Department is advising victims of last night's storm to take precautions against scammers when hiring companies, contractors or individuals to make repairs or provide clean-up.

The CPD recommends the following:

  • Ensure they have a valid business license.
  • Ensure they are a licensed and bonded company.
  • Ensure they provide valid contact information.
  • Ensure they don’t require payment before work.
  • Ask for references or past work experience.
  • Take a photo of the person and vehicle.
  • Obtain tag number.

"Do not let yourself be a victim! Any reputable business will not hesitate to provide the above information," said the CPD.

Residents are asked to please report any suspicious people to the CPD at 256-734-1434

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