Quantcast

Fraud Watch: Beware of the driveway paving scam - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana

Fraud Watch: Beware of the driveway paving scam

Posted: Updated:

HELENA - Folks need to be wary of scammers offering to pave your driveway as the weather gets warmer. ?scammers may entice you with discounts but fail to deliver.

A contractor comes to your home, knocks on your door and says they have a great deal. They're paving for somebody down the street so they can help you too, for a low price, but the Montana Office of Consumer Protection says not so fast.

"You may or may not get what you want. This time of year we're all working on the outsides of our home it's getting nice again, so we definitely see an increase in these types of scans this time of year," said OCP investigator Demerry Nielson.

Nielson says scammers may show up in unmarked cars and offer services they have no intention of providing and to avoid getting taken advantage of, Nielson says to be sure and do your homework.

"Get anything in writing. Get a contract. Make sure that on that contract you have their business name, their business information and then do your research make sure they're bonded, insured, registered," Nielson advised.

She also says that you shouldn't let anyone pressure you into saying yes -- and if you have an doubts, you can call the Montana Office of Consumer Protection at (406) 444-4500.

WEATHER
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Our Apologies

    The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your

    You have reached a page which is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please use your browser's BACK button to return to the previous page

Powered by Frankly

© KPAX.com 2018, KPAX.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?