Sheriff warns of home-improvement scams

MADISON -  Madison County Sheriff Vern Hjorth has a warning for homeowners in Northeast Nebraska: beware of home improvement scams.  Hjorth says the first red flag is that the scammers always want payments to be made in cash.  The sheriff says you should always check out a contractor’s references and check with the Better Business Bureau for complaints.  Hjorth says don't hesitate to call your local law enforcement agency immediately if you suspect a contractor is not legitimate.