CARROLLTON, Ky. - Most people are familiar with scams over the phone or via the Internet, but with the summer season authorities are warning of a familiar scam showing up right in your driveway.
Two Carroll County, Ky. residents have already been victim of the scam this summer after an outfit named R&R Asphalt and Sealcoating pulled into their driveways and offered them a great deal on blacktop. The residents were convinced to pay up front, but after receiving the payments the company never returned to finish the work.
Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said the scammers target homes with blacktop driveways and elderly residents.
“People need to be aware of this company,” Kinman said in a release.
The scammers made off with $2,300 from the two victims during the months of May and June.
“It has been over a month since they stared the job and we have yet to hear from them,” said Gerald Morgan, one of the scammers' victims and a resident of Carrollton, Ky. “They gave us an unavailable phone number and a fake address.”
The fact that they required an up-front cash payment and came walking up to our front door looking for work should have been warning signals, Morgan said.
The victims said the scammers were white males driving a utility truck.
Anyone with information on the company or similar scams is asked to call the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at (502) 732-7010 or leave an anonymous tip on the sheriff’s website at www.carrollcountykysheriff.com .
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