DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is busy making sure Iowans know a scam when they see one.
Miller is cracking down on contractors. He proposed a new law that would require contractors to have a $75,000 bond they would pay customers if they fail to complete a job properly.
The Attorney General’s office says the number of complaints against contractors rose 28 percent in the last year alone.
The Attorney General isn’t only cracking down on contractors. Miller also wants to find out if you or someone you know has received a postcard that he says is not from the federal government.
The cards were sent to more than 61,000 Iowans.
There’s a picture of the US Capitol on it. It’s stamped “official business” and promises free government benefits.
But, it’s actually an insurance pitch. The Missouri company who mailed the cards has been ordered to stop. The company also has to pay a $5,000 fine.