The Better Business Bureau is warning people be wary of snow removal scams.
The group says they receive numerous calls each winter from people who have received poor service and have given money to someone who never shows up.
They said if something seems to good to be true, it probably is.
They say you can avoid being scammed by checking ratings and reviews online, by asking friends and neighbours about who they use and by shopping around and getting quotes from various contractors.
They say you should never hire the first person who knocks on your door offering a service.