Cape Coral warns residents to watch out for unlicensed contractors

Posted at 10:41 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 06:43:57-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- The City of Cape Coral warned homeowners to watch out for unlicensed contractors.

They say one couple was scammed out of over $100,000. The city's cope compliance division was able to recover that money. City officials say Reinhard Eichinger of the Jonas Group promised to build a home for the couple, but did not have a license. 

To protect yourself from scammers, you should ask to see a business license or check for a license here. You also should avoid paying in advance.