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Monday, June 18, 2012

Blacktop Scam in St. Marys

St. Marys Police say you should watch out for people showing up at your door wanting to do some blacktopping for you.

They are warning people about a scam involving a fictitious company going door to door offering blacktop and seal coating services.

The people have a truck and/or a van and do have some blacktop material in the truck. They have been telling people the material is leftover from another job. They also tell people they need the money as soon as possible.

Residents are being urged to contact their local police department before accepting the services.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are gypsies. If you pay them for a new blacktop job, they'll just paint your existing driveway with black paint or they'll just tar your existing one.

They tell them they need the money and to do the job ASAP because the hot blacktop has a shelf life. Basically when it gets cold, it's no good.