The state Department of Consumer Protection is warning residents to beware of paving scammers pushing cheap driveway paving and sealing services.
The state agency said every spring, consumers are taken in by the scam artists who leave them with a pile of rubble where their driveways used to be.
Crews often drive unmarked utility trucks and vans and their salespersons go door-to-door with sales pitches usually involving leftover asphalt from a nearby job that's available immediately at a bargain price.
Other hallmarks of the paving scam include high-pressure sales tactics, haphazard contracts and a request for payment in cash or personal check made out to cash.
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