Thursday, July 10, 2014

OPP Warn Consumers of Paving Scam in Dufferin County

Dufferin County, ON (OPP - Dufferin Detachment) Dufferin OPP received information about a paving scam in Dufferin County.  An elderly resident was taken advantage of by a paving company and charged over $8,000 for paving his residential driveway.  The culprits immediately cashed the cheque at the bank and took the money in cash.  The produce used was re-cycled old asphalt and not new product.

Police remind citizens that they should follow a few simple steps when getting home renovations:

  • Always read over thoroughly all written contracts before signing them.  Get a family member to review them.
  • Get references from other customers to ensure quality of the work
  • Do some research before you pay for product or service
  • Thoroughly understand what product or service you are purchasing, the process any guarantees and complaint process if you do not receive the product or service you paid for.
  • Inspect all work prior to making payment and ensure work has been completed properly and that the service you received was what you had paid for in your business contract. 
  • Legitimate business people will be happy to provide you with information on their services
  • Always be careful about providing confidential personal information especially banking and credit card details unless you are certain that the company is legitimate. 

For other helpful tips check out the OPP website at