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November 20, 2023, 12:40 PM
D.C. Attorney General Brian Schwalb has filed a lawsuit against Potomac, Maryland-based home renovation company Curbio, alleging it uses a fraudulent scheme that targets elderly and financially disadvantaged homeowners in the District.
Curbio denies the allegations and said it will defend itself against the suit.
Curbio works with real estate agents who represent homeowners who are preparing to sell, makes home repairs and renovations to prepare the home for sale, and collects payment for the work after the home’s sale closes.
In the suit, the attorney general’s office said that Curbio engages in deception, intimidation and fraud that traps D.C. residents into unconscionable contracts, while performing overpriced, substandard work that often takes much longer than promised.
Specifically, it cites violations of the District’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act and the District’s Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults and the Elderly Act.