Sting nabs unlicensed electricians in Mass.
Massachusetts regulators say they have caught 20 unlicensed electricians who were advertising their services on Craigslist.
The state Division of Professional Licensure said 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. Officials said some of the unlicensed electricians did not use their last names or demanded cash for payment.
Those caught in the sting could face fines of up to $1,000.
Consumers are advised to always make sure an electrician has a valid state license.