- Published: Tuesday, 27 May 2014 10:24
- Written by Scam Alert
Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) wish to take this opportunity to remind residents to be cautious and to use good judgement when someone comes to their door with an offer to provide a service for a fee which seems “too good to be true”, after a West Grey resident was defrauded of $6,000 in a paving scam.
Recently, an unknown male attended the victim’s residence offering to pave his driveway with recycled asphalt for $800. The victim agreed, and that day, two dump trucks full of old paving asphalt pieces were brought in, spread, and rolled by three other unknown males. After a few hours, when the work was done, the victim was asked to pay $8,000. The victim objected, stating the cost quoted to him was $800; not $8,000. The suspect told the victim that his brother would come to speak with him about the matter. Another unknown male arrived and, eventually, the victim reluctantly wrote him a cheque for $6,000 just to get the males to leave.