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Scam likely: Better Business Bureau, or BBB, warns of scams ahead of Chicago winter season

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CHICAGO (WLS) — Ahead of the official start to winter, the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about fraudsters.

The agency said scammers will swoop in and try to rip off consumers with a variety of winter scams.

“Just in time to ruin the holidays, clever con artists will attempt to steal your money, identity and personal possessions,” said Steve J. Bernas, BBB president and CEO. “Their schemes could even damage your home.”

Scammers will offer a variety of services including energy audits, winter insulation offers, snow removing services and furnace inspections this time of year. Illinois utility companies are prohibited from shutting off service during inclement weather so the BBB says to contact your utility company directly if you are concerned about an overdue bill; always call the customer service number on your bill when dealing with any utility company.

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