We are seeing a disturbing pattern recently of contractors trying to pass themselves off as Public Adjusters.
They are misrepresenting themselves to our adjusters saying they have the right and authority to negotiate the claim for our insured.
This practice is illegal because they are trying to function as a Public Adjuster when they are not licensed with the State of Missouri as a Public Adjuster.
These types of contractors unnecessarily delay and confuse the claims process for insureds.
Our recommendation is to steer clear of these ‘bullies‘ that typically use strong arm tactics and outright lies to get what they want.
Another thing you will want to do is to check out the contractor at the Better Business Bureau in Saint Louis or Springfield or another one near you. The downturn in the economy has really brought out the sharks and you have to be on your guard.