Better Business Bureau warns of door-to-door scams

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Warm weather is bringing scam contractors out of hibernation.

The Better Business Bureau has received several calls over the past few weeks about door-to-door repair services asking for up-front money on jobs, then taking off with your money.

The BBB says to ask for identification and permits, make sure their vehicle has Virginia plates, and don't feel pressured to make any immediate decisions without doing proper research.

Julie Wheeler, of the BBB, said, "They want to do something and be gone, they want your money and go. Typically if you try to slow them down like they, they're going to go away and you won't hear from them again."

To make sure the business you're chosing is legit, check bbb.org to view the company's profile and rating.