BEWARE OF CONSTRUCTION SCAMS

BEWARE OF CONSTRUCTION SCAMS

 

The
Levy County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible construction scam
in the Bronson area today.  The Suspect
approached a homeowner and offered to do a paving job with “leftover”
materials.  After agreeing to the offer
verbally, the Suspect attempted to change the price and the homeowner contacted
the Sheriff’s Office. 

When
the deputies arrived, the Suspect could not produce a valid contractor’s
license.  All forms of identification
indicated that the construction crew was from outside the Levy County
area.  The Suspect agreed to discontinue
work and not charge the homeowner.  He
left the area along with his crew. 

LCSO
encourages all citizens to be on the alert for these types of scams.  They tend to increase this time of the year
when the scammers migrate to Florida
from colder climates.  Possible warning
signs to look for include unsolicited offers to do work and offers to use
“leftover” materials at a very low price. 

 

We
encourage everyone to do business with reputable local contractors to avoid
being scammed. Please report any suspected fraud or other suspicious activity
to LCSO at 352-486-5111 or to Crime Stoppers of Levy County at
1-877-349-8477. 

Levy County Sheriff’s
Office
(352) 486-5111

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Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477
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