McCook police warn; paving and asphalt repair scam season is here

Monday, June 19, 2017

McCOOK, Neb. — The McCook Police Department is advising area residents to be mindful of paving and asphalt repair scams popular this time of year.

Scam artists targeting senior citizens and unsuspecting homeowners and business representatives have posed as paving contractors in recent years. The thieves claims to have leftover asphalt from another job which attributes to a low cost repair price and is often coupled with intimidating property owners by demanding payment three or four times above the agreed upon price.

During last week’s Coffee with a Cop meeting at the Bieroc Cafe, Chief of Police Isaac Brown warned area residents to be on the lookout for anyone who pushes for a quick decision, offers no contract, requires cash, and travels in unmarked trucks, with out-of-town addresses and phone numbers.

Law enforcement agencies indicate consumers are safer dealing with a contractor who has roots in their community and advise residents to know whom they are doing business with.

Anyone with questions or concerns about a paving company or potential scam operation should contact the McCook Police Department at (308) 345-3450 or the Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office at (308) 345-1850.

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