The Illinois Attorney General is investigating several scams tied to tornado recovery and relief efforts. Attorney General Lisa Madigan says, as expected, hundreds of contractors have already streamed into Washington, Brookport, Pekin and other towns affected by the recent storms. “The hope obviously is that all, if not the vast majority of contractors, are truly there to help people,” Madigan said, “but the reality is that every time one of these devastating storms takes place, a percentage of those people and those organizations are scam artists.”
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Madigan says investigators are in those towns, asking contractors for contact information should there be any complaints. She says that typically scares off many of the would-be scammers.