Rebate Scam Resurfaces

The Minnesota Commerce Department warns that an old rebate scam among door-to-door contractors is back.

The department has received reports that insulation contractors saying they are affiliated with Rocky Mountain Insulation Corp. have taken rebates meant for homeowners.

“Before you sign on the dotted line or give anyone a nickel, you should ask questions first,” Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman said. “Do not be pressured to sign away your rebate rights on the spot. Instead, learn more about the rebate program and your rights as a consumer by contacting your utility company or the Minnesota Department of Commerce.”

The rebates in these cases are offered by Minnesota Energy Resources Co. for adding insulation.