Marathon County Crime Stoppers wants you to be aware that complaints have been received from local law enforcement regarding asphalt paving scams targeting homeowners. These criminals are operating vehicles and machinery that are consistent with asphalt work and may have paperwork that appears legitimate, however this is strictly for appearance.
The cons may tell you they have leftover materials from a nearby paving job and offer a discounted price. When the work is finished, the total bill will be substantially higher and intimidation techniques are used to collect the money. They prey on the elderly and unsuspecting.
Please watch out for your elderly or disabled neighbors, friends and family. Please contact Law Enforcement if you are approached or see them operating in your neighborhoods. Homeowners should consider purchasing services from local companies to protect themselves from being scammed.
If you have information about this criminal activity or have information on any other crimes, please contact Marathon County Crime Stoppers. You may:
•Tap the App: P3 Tips (Search P3 Tips in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app to your mobile device)
•Type: Submit a tip on-line at www.marathoncountycrimestoppers.org
•Talk: Call 1-877-409-8777.
All messages are encrypted to ensure anonymity. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.