Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sullivan Sheriff’s Office Reports Possible Paving Scam
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible paving scam. The victim was approached by a man who told her he had a load of asphalt that he needed to offload and would only charge her a few dollars per square foot to pave her driveway. The victim told the man she only needed a few places in her driveway patched. The man agreed to do the work but when he was finished he told the victim she owed him $8,500 dollars. When the victim refused to pay that amount he reduced the price to $4,000. The pavement has since started to crumble in several places on the victim’s driveway. No further information is being released at this time concerning this case due to the fact that it is still under investigation and charges are pending. However, the SCSO would like to remind residents to be aware of home improvement scams like this one. These types of scams become more common in the spring when residents begin to make improvements around their home. Keep in mind that legitimate companies, whether they are paving, roofing or any other type, typically do not have to go door to door to solicit business. If someone approaches you saying they have extra materials from another job, and will give you a good price for a specific service, it should raise a red flag. It’s never a good idea to hire someone on the spot without doing some simple research about the business first. (bg)

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