My first question when I saw this scam alert was: Who the heck would have "extra asphalt" that they would just go romping around rural Lane County trying to smear on your driveway?
WATCH OUT FOR PAVING SCAMS IN LANE COUNTY
News Release from Construction Contractors Board
Posted on FlashAlert: June 3rd, 2014 11:14 AM
Salem - Paving scammers may be at work in the rural Lane County. Property owners should be wary of people who show up on their doorstep with "extra asphalt" they offer up in a deal.
The state Construction Contractors Board (CCB) recently learned of a property owner in Marcola who was approached earlier this year with an offer to pave his driveway. An investigation is under way.
Call the CCB at 503-378-4621 if anyone contacts you for paving you didn't solicit. Legitimate contractors typically do not solicit work door-to-door.
Meanwhile, here are some ways to spot scammers:
* You don't call them - they show up at your doorstep.
* Their vehicles often show out-of-state license plates.
* They say they have leftover materials so they can give you a great price.
* They quote an initial low price, then demand more to finish the project.
* Generally, they are not licensed with the CCB.
About the CCB
The CCB is the state agency licensing 33,000 contractors. Anyone who is paid to repair, improve or build a home must be licensed. Learn more about how to have a successful project at www.oregon.gov/ccb.
Cheryl Martinis, 503-934-2195