ST. LOUIS – Just like others across the country, St. Louisans can get scammed by people they thought could be trusted. The St. Louis Consumer Fraud Task Force is warning consumers to be aware of unscrupulous contractors when hiring someone to do work at their home. The FTC has seen a three-fold increase in the last three years, and just last year, the Missouri Attorney General’s office filed 30 lawsuits against contractors and ordered nearly $1 million in restitution. Sarah Wetzel with the Better Business Bureau explained what consumers should be aware of. Click here for more information.