Topeka, Kan. -- The Kansas Attorney General's Office is warning residents about door-to-door paving scams.
Despite the cold winter weather, Derek Schmidt's office says that over the past three months, the Consumer Protection Division has taken complaints about the scam from residents in Cloud, Douglas, Jefferson, Marshall, Mitchell, Nemaha, Neosho, Osage, Ottawa, Republic, Saline, Shawnee and Stevens counties.
The scam usually involves pavers approaching homeowners, claiming that they have asphalt left over from a recent job and offering a good deal to pave their driveways. The scammers often don't disclose all of the charges, inform the homeowner of their 3-day right to cancel, perform substandard work or never complete the job at all.
Schmidt's office reminds consumers to always hire local contractors or construction workers and that it is best to deal with reputable, local companies. Kansans who may have done business with a one of these paving companies is urged to call the Consumer Protection Division of the Kansas Attorney General's Office at 1-800-432-2310 or file a complaint online by clicking here.