HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Some local homeowners are on edge after they say a father and son team paid them a visit.
The men offer handyman services, and law enforcement say they often target seniors.
WHNT News 19 is Taking Action to warn consumers.
“They said they were in the neighborhood and saw my gutters need to be cleaned out and they would do it for $200,” said Betty Smith.
Smith says her gutters are still dirty after the men did the work.
“He said we have new cleaner that we use and we spray it on and rinse it off, and wipe it down with a cloth,” Smith said.
Kathy Cornutt was also paid a visit. She says they gave her the pitch for pressure washing.
“When he told me that they wanted $16 a quart, I went into orbit,” she said.
Homeowners say their concerns have to do with over-charging by hundreds of dollars, and in some cases, thousands.
And when dad and son don’t get the money they demand?
“They would call the sheriff’s department and have me arrested for not paying for something they had done,” a homeowner told WHNT News 19.
We’ll take a look at the track record of this father and son team in our Taking Action Investigation, “Like Father, Like Son” Wednesday, July 16 on WHNT News 19 at 10:00 p.m.