Have you ever been eating dinner with your family when a stranger rings your doorbell, offering to do cheap improvement tasks around your house? Many people find themselves caught off-guard by the visit and invite the alleged contractor inside to take a closer look. This could be a mistake, however, as the “handyman” might be a scammer in disguise. It’s no secret that door-to-door tactics are a favorite of scammers looking to case homes for later burglaries. It’s also not surprising that people who claim to be contractors can turn out to actually be hucksters. Read on for our tips on protecting yourself from these scams.