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General Contractor Overhead And Profit And AOB Insurance Scams

 Monday, October 5, 2020

 Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.

A storm is rising, and it is not the type which causes damage to homes and vehicles. It causes damage of a much more insidious nature.

Following a storm or other natural disaster, canvassers hired by the “hail cartel”—lawyers or opportunistic general contractors—can be found blanketing a neighborhood and knocking on doors. “I’m here to get you a new roof,” the canvasser says.

They tell the innocent homeowner that he or she has roof damage that they may not have noticed and that they are entitled to 20% more for “general contractor overhead and profit”, even if no general contractor is necessary.

They locate and fabricate damages which either did not exist or were pre-existing and ask the homeowner to sign an Assignment of Benefits (AOB) and promise them a new roof at no cost and with no hassle on their part.

This is repeated thousands of times across entire zip codes. A lawsuit is quickly filed against the insurance company, even before they are given notice of a claim.
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