Friday, July 22, 2016

WDT: Old Paving Scam Finds New Victim

       When you are in small business and have a parking lot, fixing up blacktop is very expensive. So when somebody who looks like a contractor stops in and says he has some blacktop left over from another job and wants to repair you lot on the cheap....It's appealing. I've had the same line used on me and while enticing, There's always something about these people.
    So it was for a Harrisville businessman caught up in the scam where the cheap price becomes much more.
    There is no such thing as leftover black top that someone else paid for.  The guy in Harrisville called the law and the scammers scampered, but people who offer to sell you leftover things from another job are thieves.
        http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/harrisville-business-owner-speaks-out-after-paving-scam-attempt-20160722

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its funny that this type of thing happens on every car sales lot in the county on a daily basis, yet there is no WDT's story to tell us about it. Sounds like the only mistake these pavers made was not advertising in local media. Two businesses where you are under too much duress and don't have time to shop for are funerals and ER visits. Expect to walk out of both places owing $10k for $2k worth of service.

Anonymous said...

It is called a cold stop scam. Never let them inside. Just say no, don't talk about it, and shut the door fast.

Anonymous said...

Glad we're paying people more than $100,000 per year on people to protect these idiots from "getting scammed". It doesn't matter how you hire someone, get references, get prices, get details of the work to be performed. Or don't complain if you get ripped off...