Winnipeg police are once again warning the public to be weary of transient unlicensed asphalt pavers.
It’s not the first time police have made the public aware of the scam, in which victims are sometimes forced to shell out more money when workers threaten to leave the job incomplete. The work performed is also substandard and asphalt often crumbles weeks after being laid.
Police say potential victims are approached in person at their homes.
Tips on avoiding becoming a victim of shady asphalt pavers are to:
- Request to see a business license
- Conduct an online search of the company to determine credibility
- Agree to and sign a written contract
- Pay by cheque
If you believe that you have been approached and solicited by a travelling asphalt paver or other fraudulent contractors, call people at (204) 986-6231.