Police: Paving scam reported in Hurricane

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HURRICANE – Hurricane police are warning residents not to fall for a paving scam.

Nancy Perkins, public information officer for the Hurricane Police Department, said two residents have reported the scam to police.

According to Perkins, two residents were approached by a “drive-by paving company.”

Sgt. Stacey Gubler said in a press release that scammers typically show up on weekends or evenings and tell residents they “have some extra blacktop” available from another job. Gubler said the scammer take the money up front and then leave without doing the job or demand more money to finish the job.

Residents are urged to call Hurricane Police dispatch at (435) 627-4999 or the Hurricane Police Department offices at (435) 635-9663 to report a suspicious incident or for more information.

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1 Comment

  • San November 6, 2011 at 7:35 am

    They were at my house too. It didn’t make sense that they could blacktop a driveway without a lot of preparation. Also, the $2500 they wanted was out of my price range. Thanks for letting me know what they’re up to…we still have the flyer they handed out and I was considering calling them back for a real estimate!

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