Asphalt paving scam in North Dakota already 2012

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Stella

Minot, ND

#2 Apr 18, 2012
Why doesnt this suprise me? We got taken advantage of last year with this scam!
North Dakota scam warning

Minot, ND

#3 Apr 19, 2012
CALL THE ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE OR YOUR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT IF ANY OF THESE SCAMMERS COME TO YOUR HOME,TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT THIS!
BEWARE OF ASPHALT PAVING SCAMS
Asphalt driveways can begin to look pretty worn and faded after a few harsh winters. And it is only natural for a
homeowner to want to get the restoration done as cheaply as possible. But as you concentrate on your home repair
projects this summer, beware of asphalt paving scam operators.
A traveling asphalt paving crew may notice your driveway and offer you a low-priced opportunity to revitalize it.
But a little bit of caution and common sense can help prevent serious problems.
The ability to hit and run is the key to a successful asphalt paving scam. Crews usually wander from one county or
community to another offering a driveway sealing service. Representatives of the crews typically approach
consumers in their yards, promising low estimates because of leftover materials from a completed job a few houses
away or on a nearby highway project.
They may offer a lifetime guarantee, but often the quality of the material used and application is inferior, and you
may soon have weeds growing through the new asphalt. Unfortunately, the paving crew is long gone by the time
you discover you have a problem. It may cost you more to redo the driveway after the fresh look washes away with
the next rain shower.
Another way to spot a possible scam is an offer to do the work without a written contract. Without a written
contract, the original low estimate may grow to hundreds or even thousands of dollars once the work is completed.
ND AG GOV

AOL

#6 Apr 27, 2012
BEWARE OF ASPHALT PAVING SCAMS
Asphalt driveways can begin to look pretty worn and faded after a few harsh winters. And it is only natural for a
homeowner to want to get the restoration done as cheaply as possible. But as you concentrate on your home repair
projects this summer, beware of asphalt paving scam operators.
A traveling asphalt paving crew may notice your driveway and offer you a low-priced opportunity to revitalize it.
But a little bit of caution and common sense can help prevent serious problems.
The ability to hit and run is the key to a successful asphalt paving scam. Crews usually wander from one county or
community to another offering a driveway sealing service. Representatives of the crews typically approach
consumers in their yards, promising low estimates because of leftover materials from a completed job a few houses
away or on a nearby highway project.
They may offer a lifetime guarantee, but often the quality of the material used and application is inferior, and you
may soon have weeds growing through the new asphalt. Unfortunately, the paving crew is long gone by the time
you discover you have a problem. It may cost you more to redo the driveway after the fresh look washes away with
the next rain shower.
Another way to spot a possible scam is an offer to do the work without a written contract. Without a written
contract, the original low estimate may grow to hundreds or even thousands of dollars once the work is completed.
The crews often operate near major highway systems and insist on cash payments. If checks are accepted at all,
they are cashed immediately at the nearest bank.
It is up to consumers to protect themselves from scam artists. If you are eager to have the work done, you should
insist that it be on your terms. Ask for references and check them before agreeing to have the work done. Take the
crew's written estimate, and tell them you will get back to them. Get bids from established local paving companies
to compare prices.
Make sure that the asphalt paving company has its transient merchants license, which is issued by the Attorney
Generalís office. This license requires that the company be bonded so that in the event the work is substandard,
you can file a claim against the bond. Without a bond, you will have little recourse if there is a problem and the
paving crew leaves town.
Above all, don't let them pressure you to have the work done immediately. North Dakota law requires that
consumers who are solicited at their home be given a written, three-day right of cancellation
Housekeeping

Minot, ND

#7 Apr 27, 2012
There is a group of very large rude men staying in our suites,And they are very rude and filthy to pick up after and never leave a tip,They are all from out of state and I believe they are a group of these pavers eeryone is talking about!It looks like they must throw wild partys every night,They ask me and one of the other girls who work with me if we wanted to come back for drinks when they was done working.We declined the offer and now i feel ver creepy when i see these big loud men looking at us!I wish management would kick them out its not a safe feeling to work there no more,I cant mention the name of the hotel because i need this job:(But i dont like being treated so rude by these guys who i kinda think are married and im sure just looking for a good time,eeww it makes me feel so nasty!
Beth

United States

#11 Apr 29, 2012
I want to make sure every 1 nos that my MEOW smells just like Tuna fish o and pavers are bad but not as bad as me MEOW so bad
brian

United States

#12 Apr 30, 2012
Ive never heard of leaving a tip at a.hotel.before dont u get paid.for.what you do
lol

AOL

#13 Apr 30, 2012
i have seen envelopes where they want you to put a tip in it,but i never do because i realy dont think about because i never see the mades lol next waitresses will be wanting tips haha
jake

Minot, ND

#14 Apr 30, 2012
I kinda think all the hotels would be needing some good tax write off and would be paying a housekeeper a good wage,I would not clean rooms for 8 or 9 bucks a hour and expect tips when the hotel owners are making very good profits on the rooms.I work at Dakota square and make 25 bucks per hour.
Gentry

Minot, ND

#15 Apr 30, 2012
these dang hotels should comes with butler for what there charging there as bad as any of the other scammers around here;heck when i got flooded out of my house it cost me 175 per night and was there 36 days before fema got me a trailer.
Ernie

Henderson, CO

#19 May 10, 2012
I bet housekeeping never got asked to go anywhere and is mad spreading nasty rummers .. take time to get in touch with beth ,u 2 would make a wonderful couple .your boss would be mad if he new you were talking about people who pay your rent .sounds like your green with envy get another job..............
Ernie

United States

#20 May 15, 2012
I think beth is a road snake scank
Frightened in Missouri

Tipton, MO

#21 May 16, 2012
ND AG GOV wrote:
BEWARE OF ASPHALT PAVING SCAMS
Asphalt driveways can begin to look pretty worn and faded after a few harsh winters. And it is only natural for a
homeowner to want to get the restoration done as cheaply as possible. But as you concentrate on your home repair
projects this summer, beware of asphalt paving scam operators.
A traveling asphalt paving crew may notice your driveway and offer you a low-priced opportunity to revitalize it.
But a little bit of caution and common sense can help prevent serious problems.
The ability to hit and run is the key to a successful asphalt paving scam. Crews usually wander from one county or
community to another offering a driveway sealing service. Representatives of the crews typically approach
consumers in their yards, promising low estimates because of leftover materials from a completed job a few houses
away or on a nearby highway project.
They may offer a lifetime guarantee, but often the quality of the material used and application is inferior, and you
may soon have weeds growing through the new asphalt. Unfortunately, the paving crew is long gone by the time
you discover you have a problem. It may cost you more to redo the driveway after the fresh look washes away with
the next rain shower.
Another way to spot a possible scam is an offer to do the work without a written contract. Without a written
contract, the original low estimate may grow to hundreds or even thousands of dollars once the work is completed.
The crews often operate near major highway systems and insist on cash payments. If checks are accepted at all,
they are cashed immediately at the nearest bank.
It is up to consumers to protect themselves from scam artists. If you are eager to have the work done, you should
insist that it be on your terms. Ask for references and check them before agreeing to have the work done. Take the
crew's written estimate, and tell them you will get back to them. Get bids from established local paving companies
to compare prices.
Make sure that the asphalt paving company has its transient merchants license, which is issued by the Attorney
Generalís office. This license requires that the company be bonded so that in the event the work is substandard,
you can file a claim against the bond. Without a bond, you will have little recourse if there is a problem and the
paving crew leaves town.
Above all, don't let them pressure you to have the work done immediately. North Dakota law requires that
consumers who are solicited at their home be given a written, three-day right of cancellation
My son is working with people in your area that claim to be working to help repair city and count roadways following last years flooding. I have been concerned about the whole situation for some time. I never know exactly where he is and know very little about the people he works for nor the guys he works with. So at 11 PM tonight I received a call from my son and he states he wants to come home. He seemed scared. He said "the bosses" asked him for a photo ID and a copy of his social security card.He was speaking very low and seemed very nervous. He said you know mom people have been known to disappear.I don't know where to go or who to contact right now I am worried for his safety. I told him to get away and head for home as soon as he could get away or go to the nearest police station and ask for help. The only names I have are Martin and Pat Price and they are a father and son from the Fort worth Texas area.
Carl

Minot, ND

#22 May 17, 2012
Frightened in Missouri wrote:
<quoted text>
My son is working with people in your area that claim to be working to help repair city and count roadways following last years flooding. I have been concerned about the whole situation for some time. I never know exactly where he is and know very little about the people he works for nor the guys he works with. So at 11 PM tonight I received a call from my son and he states he wants to come home. He seemed scared. He said "the bosses" asked him for a photo ID and a copy of his social security card.He was speaking very low and seemed very nervous. He said you know mom people have been known to disappear.I don't know where to go or who to contact right now I am worried for his safety. I told him to get away and head for home as soon as he could get away or go to the nearest police station and ask for help. The only names I have are Martin and Pat Price and they are a father and son from the Fort worth Texas area.
You should call the police and let them know,Because its better to be safe then sorry anytime!!That does not sound good at all!
Man up

Minot, ND

#24 May 18, 2012
You people are sure fast to pass the buck,When I know for a fact this is the mother of a the family of a worker for the crew they are describing.Its all of what Irish travelers are about,Pass the buck and hide behind the computer using fake names!Call prices and ask them about there worker from mo.See if they will be honest and tell you the truth about this story and why K.c called home fearing for his life!
HEe

Naperville, IL

#25 May 18, 2012
He used to work for u
Man up

Minot, ND

#26 May 18, 2012
No I am very sorry but it would take about 6 years worth of collage credits to work for me!But i like your way of thinking,
Man up

Minot, ND

#27 May 18, 2012
Now we are getting somewhere,HEe come on and say whats on your mind if your man enough?I think your a coward and You know you are frightend in mo,You just gave your self away,I knew it was you because you left out the key name!But you know how stupid we are up here! And I would like to know the name of the person you are saying worked for me?
Man up

Minot, ND

#28 May 18, 2012
Make sure you read the newspapers all around the area soon also,Because the Irish sh@t is about to be spread all over the state when a couple key victims comes forward!It was so easy,we find 1 and that 1 lead to about 19 more,give or take 0 lol
Man up

Minot, ND

#29 May 18, 2012
Everyone in Williston needs to know,There is atleast 4 scam operations working your area hard,Also about 4 others working the Minot area,Dont buy from door to door salesman or guys sending flyers or faxes,All a group a well organized scam artist looking to take you for thousand doing asphalt paving work!There is local paving companies based in the Williston area,Not a gypsy with a yellow page ad.
Man up

Minot, ND

#30 May 19, 2012
Ernie wrote:
I bet housekeeping never got asked to go anywhere and is mad spreading nasty rummers .. take time to get in touch with beth ,u 2 would make a wonderful couple .your boss would be mad if he new you were talking about people who pay your rent .sounds like your green with envy get another job..........
What would give you the right to give a house keeper a liar?Along with traveler scum comes rape and alot of other crimes,I sure have noticed that there is about 5 of you who trolls our local forums and defends these travelers,And the only reason is,Because you are travelers yourself,These ladies even told local police just in case these large red headed freckle face men try anything!I know your all thinking it you they are talking about,And they do not deserved to be fired,I you feel unsafe get the word out,Dont expect the public to cover for you from your wives finding out!The proper thing to do would be round all the asphalt paving scammers up and put them in jail!DO NOT BUY ASPHALT PAVING WORK FROM COMPANIES WHO SOLICIT YOU AT HOME OR WORK WANTING TO GIVE YOU DISCOUNT WORK BECAUSE THEY ARE IRISH GYPSY PEOPLE!LOOKING TO ROB YOU!

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