So you are saying, "not all Irish Travellers." Well stop the presses! Monette mayor warns residents about ‘Storm Chasers’ Whatever you call them, these are out-of-town unlicensed contractors who try and rip off homeowners after natural disasters like tornados, hurricanes, and earthquakes. “I’m afraid to say we have, we have had two different incidents,” said Monette Mayor Bob Blankenship. “We were able to stop one of them before they scammed someone out of some money.” Irish travelers charge ridiculous amounts of money for repairs and sometimes do not even complete the job. Sam Leslie is an investigator for the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board and has dealt with Irish Travelers firsthand and says homeowners need to be smart.