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Watch Out For Bogus Energy-Savings Claims
Staten Island Business Bank underscores DCA warning
about some home improvement contractors’ deceptive ads
Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Julie Menin issued a warning May 12 to New Yorkers about deceptive advertising by home improvement contractors who make claims about energy savings and offers of free goods or services without defining the conditions.
A contractor cannot advertise claims about the energy efficiency of its work without provable facts if conditions are beyond their control. Also, as required by New York City law, a business that offers a “free” good or service must clearly state the conditions of the offer next to the word “free” and the condition must be at least half the font size of the word “free” in the ad.
In need of a reliable home-improvement contractor? Victory State Bank, Staten Island’s only community-based commercial bank, suggests consumers contact the Home Improvement Contractors of Staten Island (NARI-HIC) for guidance.
About Victory State Bank
VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online at www.VictoryStateBank.com.