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Paving scam shows up in rural Refugio
Jan 26, 2012 | 343 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Rural resident Virginia Pierce warns that an asphalt-paving scam has been targeting the elderly in the county.

The men go house-to-house telling residents that they will only charge for materials to pave a driveway. After the job is completed, the bill is thousands more than originally stated.

“They will convince elderly people that they owe the money so they go into their savings to pay,” Pierce said.

After she learned of the scam, Pierce attempted to call several numbers in Kansas left by the pavers.

“I found the company online but all the phones have been disconnected,” she said. “It’s sad to see people bilked out of the life’s savings. They know the right way to pressure elderly people.”

Pierce says she is telling the story in hope that other senior citizens will not fall prey to the scam.

“I urge everyone to call a friend or relative before you sign off on any deal with people you don’t know. Let them help you decide if the business is legitimate.”
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