Roving Paving Scam Hits Locals

Roving Paving Scam Hits Locals

Watch for the roving paving scam. The Amador County District Attorney’s Office is alerting area residents that several homeowners have been approached within the last few days by a construction crew claiming to have left-over asphalt material which they will use to pave driveways at a reduced price.  The bargain rate ends up being a rip-off when more material is needed to finish the job at an inflated price.  The DA’s office says you should always check the California Contractors State License Board’s website at www.cslb.ca.gov to verify whether a contractor has a valid California license.  Any paving job, or other home improvement project, that totals $500 or more in materials and labor must be done by someone with a state license.  Don’t pay more than 10 percent or $1,000, whichever is less, as a down payment.  Don’t pay in cash, and don’t let the payments get ahead of the work.  Get at least three bids, check references, and get a written contract.  Never rush into a construction project because you are offered a special one day only price.  If you suspect unlicensed activity, contact the California Contractors State License Board at (800) 321-CSLB (2752) or the Amador County District Attorney’s Office at (209) 223-6444.

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