Sheriff warns of paving scam

By Chris Cooper - [email protected]

Yet another scam has hit Logan County and Sheriff Wallace Whittaker is warning citizens to be aware of someone wanting to pave your driveway.

“If someone comes to your home wanting to pave your driveway or resurface your driveway, make sure and ask for a business license and occupational tax license,” said Whittaker. “A legitimate company will be able to provide you this documentation.”

According to the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, there are scammers in Logan County charging for a job that is incomplete, very poorly done, and some not done at all.

“If you have concerns about anyone doing any kind of door-to-door sales, please do not hesitate to call the sheriff’s department, or any other local law enforcement agency and report it,” said Whittaker.

Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money, give out personal information, or pay for a service they never get. They add new twists to old schemes and pressure people to make important decisions on the spot. Never give out any personal information to someone you do not know or pay for services you are not sure about. This is one of the biggest tools you can use to fight the hundreds of scams that are hitting our communities on a daily basis. Through the mail, through the telephone, and right at your front door, scammers are diligently trying to access information that will lead them to your pocketbook.

By Chris Cooper

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To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.

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