Upper Macungie Township, Pa

 

Upper Macungie Township Police remind residents to be aware for Driveway/Pavement Scams

The Upper Macungie Township Police Department wishes to remind residents that “tis the season” for DRIVEWAY/PAVEMENT SCAMS.

These types of scams often involve “contractors” taking money for work that is not performed properly or not at all, or simply just showing up and beginning work without the consent of the owner. Another common scam (and seen locally) is the “contractor” who shows up at your home claiming he has “extra” material from another job, and offering a “discount” to perform work on your driveway.

Follow these tips to keep yourself safe:

Keep an eye out on your elderly family and friends. These types of scammers typically seek out elderly victims.

Do your homework. Would you let a random person who shows up at your door babysit your kids? Nope! Talk to neighbors, read online reviews, and compare prices and make logical financial decisions- not split-second choices made because someone knocked on your door.

It’s not terribly uncommon for scammers to have trucks with out-of-state registration plates with magnetic signs (or no signs) on their vehicles. They work their “game” and then leave the area. Don’t fall for it.

Use local contractors and insist on written contracts.

For more info:

https://www.nyspnews.com/new-york-state-police-warning-public-about-driveway-scams..htm?fbclid=IwAR1nn6C8ZNcnWx1vALI1WHpmsKPAhijKYG7YNHgIgQ-uo2T5mnUTd8F0qRc

 

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