For the bad guys the setting is perfect. Plenty of damage done by the ice storm. Many home and business owners are trying to get things in, on and around their place fixed up. Police are warning to be on the lookout for crooks offering to do this work. They will often ask for cash up front. Once they have it then they'll say something like they "have to go back to the shop to get some more supplies." When they take off that's the last you'll see of them and your money. Police say it's best to do business with a reputable company. One you've used before or one that a friend or relative

recommends. The "Better Business Bureau" has offices all over the state. You can easily find one near where you are and get a complete rundown of all the things you should know before any money changes hands.