The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has warned property owners about potential scams involving losses suffered in recent hail storms. Scammers posing as builders, roof inspectors or insurance company assessors have attempted to offer to conduct building inspections and repairs, particularly for damaged roofs. The warning includes information that insurers will not send an assessor or builder to a customer’s home without first notifying them and provides guidance on checking tradesperson licence details. Guidance also covers dealing with ‘claims advisers’ who claim to be able to get a ‘better deal’ from an insurer. Members should consider alerting any affected clients. See here for more information.