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CSLB Needs Properties to Stage Stings Around State Against Unlicensed Contracting

SACRAMENTO – The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) has stepped up the number of undercover sting operations it conducts around the state in 2016, and needs more residential and commercial properties to use as sites to catch and cite unlicensed contractors.

Licensed contractors have long been one of CSLB’s main sources in offering properties, or access to an unoccupied home or business, for the one- and two-day operations. It’s hoped that more licensees will back CSLB’s commitment to battling the underground economy, and stepping up with properties to be used for a good cause.

The stings are conducted by CSLB’s Statewide Investigative Fraud Teams (SWIFT) with the assistance of state or local law enforcement agencies. Every year, investigators arrest hundreds of unlicensed contractors through these undercover operations that are staged unannounced year-round throughout the state.

Recognizing that stings are one of CSLB’s most effective weapons against illegal contracting, the Board gave the go-ahead to schedule more events to flush out phony contractors in 2016.

To offer a property, or for more information, contact:

Northern CA: Northern SWIFT, (916) 255-2924,

Central CA: Central SWIFT, (559) 490-0580,

Southern CA: Southern SWIFT, (562) 345-7600,


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