BOSTON (CBS) – Electricians have been busted on Craigslist.
State investigators posing as homeowners set up a sting online and caught 20 electricians working without a license.
The contractors refused to give their last names and demanded cash for payment.
“We called about 20 of these folks, and they all came tracing down to our undercover sting homes, and proceeded to attempt to install the various pieces of electrical hardware that we purchased, and of course that’s when we informed them they were violating state law,” said Barbara Anthony, the Undersecretary of the Office of Consumer Affairs.
If you’re looking for help around the house, officials say you should make sure electricians have a valid state license. To find out more information, visit the state’s Division of Professional Licensure website.