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Local scam - not online - could happen anywhere

Posted by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 3:47 PM
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This summer with all the "stimulus money" there was a lot of road paving and surfacing and construction going on.  Some enterprising individuals decided to go door to door in the rural area near several construction sites offering to sell excess asphalt or remaining concrete from the individual projects.  Give me money now, we'll sign you up, and after we pour at the construction site we will stop here.

I am not sure if they were successful or how frequently or what they walked away with, but I know the local police got several phone calls from irate farmers telling these people to "get off my property."

by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 3:47 PM
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by Group Owner on Jan. 5, 2010 at 12:54 PM

Interesting.

I have had a couple times people pose as the city, and want money to spraypaint the sidewalks with the address of the house saying it's mandated.

I told them... show me your city I.D. and show me in writing where it says I have to do this.

Needless to say they scampered off pretty quick.

I reported it and apparently it's pretty common...and the elderly and uninformed are the ones that get scammed the easiest.














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