By Melissa Rose Cooper, Correspondent
Navigating scams and up-charges in rebuilding after Ida’s deluge
Homeowners in New Jersey looking to rebuild after Tropical Storm Ida are being told to beware of dishonest practices like price gouging. That’s when the cost of a service exceeds 10% of the normal sale before a state of emergency. It’s a practice many residents say they experienced after Superstorm Sandy. Consumer advocates say the state needs to do more to make sure contractors are held accountable.