Beware of ‘CON-tractor’ paving scams: Scam Watch

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(WSYR-TV) — It’s that time of year when you’ll hear a knock on the door … driveway pavers telling you they’re in the area with extra materials. Don’t bite. It’s a scam.

One Syracuse woman said her father fell for it, now he’s out money and was left with a messy job and paperwork from a company called “Cooper Paving” — and it’s not the first time this company has played this game.

State Police urge homeowners to be on the lookout for these CON-tractors:

“The scammers will often target elderly residents, offering to repair or seal-coat driveways. They will give victims a verbal estimate without providing a written estimate or a written contract. The scammers will use few tools and low-grade materials to complete or partially complete a sub-par job.”

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