KGMI New Reporting
By Karen Taylor
WHATOM COUNTY, Wash. – Asphalt paving scammers are making their way around Whatcom County.
The Better Business Bureau and the Washington state Attorney General’s office says these scam artists go door-to-door offering people a sweet deal to pave their driveway.
Contractor Loren Vander Yacht with Western Refinery Services says if the deal sounds too good to be true, it is.
He says the scammers will demand cash only and use unmarked trucks.
Vander Yacht says legitimate asphalt contractors never go door-to-door, never pressure a person to make on-the-spot decisions and will stand by their work to make sure it lasts for years.
Besides shoddy work, a good way to know whether or not a paver is scammer is if they leave a gravel gap between the driveway and the county road because they don’t have the proper county permits.
If someone believes they’ve been a victim of one of these paving scammers, they can file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau at www.bbb.org.