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Sheriff warns residents of 'extra asphalt' paving scam

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HENDERSONVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

The Henderson County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about possible paving scammers with "extra asphalt."

Chief Deputy Frank Stout said it was reported that a resident signed a contract to have their driveway partially repaved, but the scammer paved the whole driveway and demanded more money.

Investigators said the paver had an extensive record of similar situations in Virginia and Tennessee.

Sheriff Charles MacDonald told residents to use "extreme caution" if anyone comes to your home with leftover asphalt and gives you a good bargain.

"It appears these type paving companies and contractors prey upon the elderly through intimidation, harassment and manipulation. With spring coming and the toll that has been taken on driveways this winter, please be careful and cautious should you be approached about purchasing pavement from someone who just appears at your residence with some 'extra asphalt'," MacDonald said.

MacDonald said reputable paving companies do not go door-to-door and if you are approached by in this way, call the sheriff's office.

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