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Callers Continue to Report Paving Scams PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Monday, 12 July 2010 09:53

There have been more calls on my series, ‘Predatory Paving,’ and we continue to ask for you to tell of your experience—good or otherwise.  A Creston area caller told of being solicited and promised a great deal—but no firm estimate, then immediately given a bill for $6000 for the work.  He told the company he had been given a local estimate for $2000 in the fall and didn’t have that in his budget, so the $6000 was well out of range.

He told me they settled for $3000 and he had to borrow money to pay that.  The common theme among callers continues to be embarrassment—embarrassed that they were caught with their guard down and became victims. There is information on how to contact me on the story on GoBlueRidge.net, and I’d love to hear of your paving experiences—and we’re having callers pass information along to the North Carolina Attorney General’s office of Consumer Affairs.

 

  
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