Home Inspection Advisory Committee
The Division of Consumer Affairs (Division) is warning all licensed professionals about individuals impersonating New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) investigators, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, DEA investigators, New Jersey Drug Control Unit investigators, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigators, and other law enforcement personnel, as part of an extortion scheme.
>The impersonators are contacting licensees by telephone, stating that they are the subject of an investigation. The callers are demanding money to clear up the matter, or threatening to revoke the individual’s license. Please be advised that the Division of Consumer Affairs will not contact licensees by telephone to discuss investigations or demand money.
Anyone receiving a telephone call from a person purporting to be any of the abovementioned individuals seeking money, should refuse the demand. We encourage you to report the call to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at FTCComplaintAssistant.gov.
You may also report the call to the Division at AskConsumerAffairs@lps.state.nj.us.
Acceptable Photograph and Electronic Evidence Formats
Please be advised that when submitting complaints with accompanying photographs, the submission of clear photographs will greatly assist the Committee in a timely review of your complaint. The following formats will be accepted for photographs or other electronic evidence:
- JPEG or PNG Image Files;
- MP3 Audio Files; or
- MP4 Video Files.
We appreciate your patience.
The Home Inspection Advisory Committee, which is under the State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, licenses home inspectors and regulates the home inspection profession.
The purpose of the Committee is to:
- protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of New Jersey;
- regulate the practice of home inspection; and
- ensure that home inspections are performed in compliance with State law.
The Committee protects the public by:
- ensuring that home inspectors meet all educational requirements for licensure;
- investigating and prosecuting home inspectors who have broken the state's consumer protection laws; and
- requiring all home inspectors to meet the standards for licensure and renew their licenses every two years.
Last Modified: 10/7/2020 10:51 AM