After last week’s severe storms throughout parts of the state, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota is reminding customers: beware of shady contractors. The BBB’s Bao Vang says, specifically, watch out for:

“Cash-only deals, high-pressure sales tactics, high upfront deposits or payments and handshake deals that do not include a contract.”

Vang says ask for references and check them out. You can do so at the BBB’s website.