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I'm good for your house
I'm bad for your phone

In the right form I can be worth a lot
In the wrong hands I can damage a lot

Some people say they make me when scared
Other people tend to hit me before they leave

So what am I?

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How about:

BRICKS?

I'm good for your house
I'm bad for your phone

Bricks are vital for building a house. A phone which is 'a brick' is heavy and unwieldy.

Also, as pointed out in comments by @postmortes, if a phone is 'bricked' it is broken and unusable.

In the right form I can be worth a lot
In the wrong hands I can damage a lot

A gold brick is worth a large amount of money (and in the US, 'brick' is a slang term for $100,000). Meanwhile, a yob in the street could put a brick through your window...

Some people say they make me when scared
Other people tend to hit me before they leave

Some people might 'brick it' (or 'lay a brick') when scared (meaning their bowels might give way a little). 'Hit the bricks' is a phrase meaning 'to travel about'.

As for the title:

Bricks are definitely hard!

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    $\begingroup$ I have never heard of the last one. Nice. +1 $\endgroup$ – MacGyver88 May 22 at 17:23
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    $\begingroup$ A phone which is bricked is unusable cf. urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bricked $\endgroup$ – postmortes May 22 at 20:05
  • $\begingroup$ I was thinking of a different form in which is worth a lot. I also had the anwser of @postmortes in mind $\endgroup$ – SirDuckduck May 23 at 9:51
  • $\begingroup$ @postmortes Ah, yes - added, thanks :) Will keep thinking about OP's other point in comments... $\endgroup$ – Stiv May 23 at 10:35
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    $\begingroup$ @SirDuckduck Better now? :) $\endgroup$ – Stiv May 23 at 10:39
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Final Answer

GAS

I'm good for your house

Houses use gas to run appliances

I'm bad for your phone

You shouldn't use your cellphone while pumping gas for your vehicle, could cause a fire

In the right form I can be worth a lot

Gas can be a pricey commodity

In the wrong hands I can damage a lot

Pouring gas on something will cause greater fire damage (arson)

Some people say they make me when scared

Passing gas

Other people tend to hit me before they leave

Hit the gas - telling someone to press the gas pedal in a vehicle

Title

This riddle is hard because it contains a lot of gas within, like an air-filled ball.

Previous

LIGHTS

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  • $\begingroup$ Good try. Sadly not what I though off. Also the title is a hint, don't think you can make it match your answer :) $\endgroup$ – SirDuckduck May 22 at 16:09
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Although, It doesn't apply completely throughout the riddle. This is my best guess.

I'm good for your house

Household Water

I'm bad for your phone

Water spoils the phone

In the right form I can be worth a lot

Drinking Water

In the wrong hands I can damage a lot ???

Some people say they make me when scared

Sweat

Other people tend to hit me before they leave

Tear

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  • $\begingroup$ my initial thought too..! $\endgroup$ – sloth May 23 at 10:33
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I am a

Road

I'm good for your house.

Accessibility is crucial for a house.

I'm bad for your phone.

Phone falling on the road

In the right form, I can be worth a lot.

Well constructed roads

In the wrong hands, I can damage a lot.

A poorly constructed road

Some people say they make me when scared. (I am not sure about this one)

Roads are made when you are scared of a) accidents b) losing power if you are a politician

Other people tend to hit me before they leave

Hit the road

As the title suggests,

Roads are hard

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Is it:

a dog ?

I'm good for your house:

A dog can provide safety

I'm bad for your phone:

A dog may break your phonew

In the right form I can be worth a lot:

A dog can keep you safe and be a companion

In the wrong hands I can damage a lot:

Some dogs can be quite dangerous

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    $\begingroup$ Hi Naresh - can you explain why you think this, please? With riddle questions on this site it's customary to show how a suggested answer satisfies each line (see the other answers for examples). Thanks :) $\endgroup$ – Stiv May 23 at 5:18

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