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Scammer Alert Works For Watauga Couple PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Friday, 23 July 2010 06:26

Scams continue to be a concern in the High Country, but the message put out by area lawmen seems to be making a difference.  A couple in Watauga County reported a suspicious vehicle to the Sheriff’s Department late yesterday afternoon after a man and woman knocked on their door claiming to be doing cutting for the electric utility.  The local couple were suspicious of the two and their story, and told them they were going to call BREMCO to confirm their purpose for being there.  The pair quickly left in a car, and a description was given to lawmen who sought the suspects, but there was no word on whether they were found or questioned.

Meanwhile, one of the local residents who responded to our on-going request for paving reports said yesterday one of the companies has still not picked up a piece of paving equipment from their property, and that the work they did there is beginning to show signs of crumbling.  The party wondered about the warranty they supposedly have on the work and the viability of the company.  She indicated that in her experience, a written price preceded the work and was the prices she paid.
I still want to hear your stories on paving—good or bad—and on any other scams, as the Sheriff’s department and other law enforcement is reporting a rash of scams being perpetrated on residents in the High Country.

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