DANE COUNTY (WKOW) -- The Dane County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about asphalt construction scams.
Officials say the most recent complaints have come from residents in the
southeastern part of the county.
The sheriff's office say they typically receive these types of complaints in the spring and fall. The crews have a pattern of going door to door in neighborhoods claiming to have leftover asphalt from a job they completed nearby and offer the home or business owner a "good deal" to repair their driveway or parking lot. In general, they are working with undesirable materials, and when the work has been completed, the property owner is given an exorbitant bill.
At times, these crews have been intimidating and will target the elderly.
Officials say if you or someone you know is approached by one of these crews, decline their services and if possible, write down the license plate of the vehicle. If you have an incident you would like to report, please call 608-266-4948, which is a non-emergency number for the Dane County Communications Center.
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