Stettler Mounties are warning rural residents of a common paving scam that could return to the area.
The “Gypsy Pavers” scam is where a contractor will attend a residence in a rural area and tell the property owner their paving company has extra materials from another job. The contractor offers to pave the property for a discount.
Stettler RCMP say the work is completed, but to a poor standard and it doesn’t last as expected. When the property owner attempts to confront the company or get their money back, they are unable to track the company representative down.
Police urge rural property owners to use discretion in dealing with unknown contractor’s offering deals. Seek out references and previous clientele to ensure the workmanship of the company and contractor.