Beware of “fly-by-night” companies in tornado aftermath

Beware of "fly-by-night" companies in tornado aftermath
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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Following the destruction of a tornado that tore through parts of Sedgwick and Butler Counties on Friday evening, the Better Business Bureau has said to exercise caution as you wade through the insurance claim process.

“In these difficult times, it can be difficult to know who to turn to when navigating post-storm damage,” BBB CEO Jim Hegarty said. “Natural disasters can certainly bring out the best in people, especially in our communities where help comes quickly from neighbors.

“But unfortunately, there are also solicitors looking to take advantage of vulnerable victims.”

Tornado damage in Andover, KS (KSN photo / Andrea Herrera)

Those solicitors are commonly referred to as “fly-by-night” companies, and while on the surface, they look like reputable companies, they can take advantage of unsuspecting victims just trying to assess their damage.

The way these…

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