The Contractors State License Board has brought to my attention a scam operation that is going on not only in California but other states as well.

It has to do with electrial service and repair companies who do extensive advertising in the yellow pages and print ads and is run by some unsavory characters looking to rip off unsuspecting homeowners, particularly the elderly.

The ads claim low fees and service charges. But, once at the house, the service technician pressures the customer into unneeded repairs. In the more than 65 complaints filed with the CSLB, the average cost for a service call and repairs is more than $1,000.

The Nevada Contractors Board has also issued an alert to homeowners in their state as has the CSLB.

The following are a list of the names, license numbers and addresses of these companies to date and the press releases issued on this group of individuals follows:

http://www.cslb.ca.gov/General-Information/newsroom/press-releases/news20070508.asp
http://www.nvcontractorsboard.com/News_Releases/2007/071101%20Homeowner%20%20Alert%20on%20Electrical%20Specialists.pdf

USA Services, Inc.
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USA Services
775863 900 E. Hamilton Avenue, Suite 100
Campbell, CA 95008
Estine Akopyan Chief Executive Officer
President
American Home Repairs, Inc.
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American Plumbing & Electric
834206 777 Campus Commons Road, #200
Sacramento, CA 95825
Seroj Avedian

Russel Pal-A Gillies

Responsible Managing Officer

Responsible Managing Officer

RMM Plumbing & Electrical, Inc.
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ASAP Electric
833296 3017 Douglas Blvd., #300
Roseville, CA 95661
Seroj Avedian Responsible Managing Officer
Speedy Plumbing & Electrical, Inc.
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59 Minute Service
837697 777 Campus Commons Road, #200
Sacramento, CA 95825
Ivica Johan Njegovec Responsible Managing Officer

If you’ve had an experience with any of these companies or someone you believe has tried to deceive you in this way, contact your state’s Contractor’s Board, Consumer Protection Agency or your Attorney General’s office and file your complaint.

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