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Storm damage across Northeast Ohio brings out potential scammers

Posted at 6:10 AM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 08:05:58-05

Residents in some parts of Northeast Ohio are left devastated by the storms and are now in the midst of making repairs and cleaning up leftover debris.

Neighbors are helping neighbors and companies are lending a hand wherever possible but some are out to get your money.

RELATED: National Weather Service confirms tornados in Erie, Sandusky counties

Con artists are coming out of the woodwork and they are targeting homeowners looking for someone to repair their property left damaged by the storms.

They offer to fix someone's home right away but require a hefty payment up front and once they receive it, they are gone.

The Mayor of Twinsburg Ted Yates wants to warn residents of potentials scams. City contractors and workers are out in the neighborhoods monitoring the damage and working with residents on repairs.

Residents can protect themselves by getting multiple estimates on repairs and getting a contract in writing while also understanding cancellation rights.

Crews are still working to restore power to the 5700 people still without electricity Tuesday morning.