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Alberta RCMP asks property owners to beware of paving scams this summer

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By Pattison Media Staff

Heads Up

Jun 4, 2021 | 12:39 PM

Alberta RCMP are warning property owners of ongoing paving scams and fraudulent contractor services.

Mounties say recent incidents have involved illegitimate, out-of-town companies offering discounted asphalt-paving services to residents in small, rural areas.

Contractors claim to have leftover materials from previous jobs and offer to pave driveways and parking lots at reduced pricing. Companies may use business names that suggest they are affiliated with a government road maintenance department and typically provide false addresses or contact information.

After contractors collect payment and disappear from the area, police say customers discover the materials used are poor quality and the work is unprofessional. Victims are left unable to contact the scammers and face expensive asphalt repairs.

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