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AG Derek Schmidt: Missouri company ordered to pay $24,500 in restitution for door-to-door sales violations

Release Date: Jul 23, 2019

TROY – (July 23, 2019) – A Missouri asphalt and paving company has been ordered to repay $24,500 to Kansas consumers for violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

In a consent judgment entered last week in Doniphan County District Court, Judge John Weingart ordered I.G. Construction, LLC, to repay $24,500 to three consumers in addition to $6,000 in civil penalties for violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. The court found the company was engaging in door-to-door sales but failing to provide consumers with notice of their three-day right to cancel and depositing payments from three consumers without allowing requisite time for cancellation to pass in accordance with Kansas law. As a part of the judgment, the company also agreed to comply with all Kansas consumer protection laws in the future.

Schmidt warned consumers to be especially cautious of door-to-door home repair sales that claim to offer a good deal.

“Consumers should be on the lookout for fly-by-night operations looking to make a quick buck,” Schmidt said. “Kansans who are in need of driveway repairs should seek local, reputable contractors and get multiple written estimates before having any work done.”

A copy of the consent judgment can be found at https://bit.ly/2YbTvjZ.

More tips on staying safe from home repair scams are available on the attorney general’s consumer protection website at www.InYourCornerKansas.org.

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