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Meeting Aims to Help Homeowners Fight Contractor Scams

A member of the Contractors State License Board will speak about how locals can protect themselves from fraud during home construction projects.

If you're hoping to avoid getting scammed by an unlicensed contractor, you might want to attend a Thursday night meeting in Rossmoor. 

From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rush Park Auditorium, Jane Kreidler of the Contractors State License Board will speak about how homeowners can protect themselves from fraud during home construction projects.

Other issues on the agenda include licensing regulations, bonding, insurance and permits. The meeting will also have a question-and-answer period. 

According to the event announcement, the CSLB Public Affairs Office is contacting homeowners associations in areas where they have received numerous calls regarding unlicensed contractors. Sponsored by The Rossmoor Homeowners Associationand its Community Standards Committee, the event will take place at 3021 Blume Drive.

Operating under the umbrella of the California Department of Consumer Affairs, the Board licenses and regulates California's construction. There are 300,000 licensed contracters in 43 different licensing classifications in the state, according to the event announcement.

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