Massachusetts Regulators Catch Unlicensed Electricians in Craigslist Sting

Those caught in the sting could face fines of up to $1,000

Massachusetts regulators report having caught 20 unlicensed electricians advertising their services on Craigslist. The state's Division of Professional Licensure says it conducted a sting in which it contacted electricians who advertised on Craigslist but did not include a license number and asked them to come to a home to install a light fixture or socket. When the contractors arrived, officials say they were asked by state investigators posing as the homeowners to produce license information.

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