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Stung

Bristol, VA

#1 May 29, 2011
The work of John Carroll, 114 Foxfire Court, P.O. Box 6284, North Augusta, S.C. 29861, Phone 1-888-949-5946, Star Construction, supposedly specializing in asphalt Seal Coating, worked our area in southwest Virginia last summer, May, 2010.
My sister, and many other friends obtained their work and all our of driveways actually look more eroded as before they did their specialized work. John Carroll himself was so pressuring in his tactics at times, but showed appropriate credentials. John painted by shed roof, but upon immediately leaving my neighbors came over to explain I should have never let them do this. My neighbors showed me where paint wasnít even applied on the roof. He was gone in one-half hour, before I could almost get the check written. I sure wish I had insufficient funds in my checking account for the great discount he supposedly passed onto me for $350.
His son then came and pressured me into sealing the driveway, several times. I didnít want to do this, but somehow other friends and my sister decided to do this. His son was back the next day, pressuring me, so I decided to let him do the driveway for the great cheap price of $600, and I could tell no one he gave me such a great price. My sister paid $800, for her great job. I am not sure about other individuals the great price they had received.
I will make sure I do not talk to someone that looks like an honest man for no reason. Little did I know that I was talking and having business with one of the Devils sons? I just wanted to let you know about my experience last year. I bet if I advertised this note, other people would respond from this area of Southwest Virginia. I will do this to see if I get some comments.
Kyle

United States

#3 May 29, 2011
Stung wrote:
The work of John Carroll, 114 Foxfire Court, P.O. Box 6284, North Augusta, S.C. 29861, Phone 1-888-949-5946, Star Construction, supposedly specializing in asphalt Seal Coating, worked our area in southwest Virginia last summer, May, 2010.
My sister, and many other friends obtained their work and all our of driveways actually look more eroded as before they did their specialized work. John Carroll himself was so pressuring in his tactics at times, but showed appropriate credentials. John painted by shed roof, but upon immediately leaving my neighbors came over to explain I should have never let them do this. My neighbors showed me where paint wasnít even applied on the roof. He was gone in one-half hour, before I could almost get the check written. I sure wish I had insufficient funds in my checking account for the great discount he supposedly passed onto me for $350.
His son then came and pressured me into sealing the driveway, several times. I didnít want to do this, but somehow other friends and my sister decided to do this. His son was back the next day, pressuring me, so I decided to let him do the driveway for the great cheap price of $600, and I could tell no one he gave me such a great price. My sister paid $800, for her great job. I am not sure about other individuals the great price they had received.
I will make sure I do not talk to someone that looks like an honest man for no reason. Little did I know that I was talking and having business with one of the Devils sons? I just wanted to let you know about my experience last year. I bet if I advertised this note, other people would respond from this area of Southwest Virginia. I will do this to see if I get some comments.
Not really knowing any other way to ask this. But by chance are any of them or their workers black?? The reason I was asking was because if it was the same bunch they came to my house either last year or the year before several times trying to talk me into the same thing. I think I even have a business card here somewhere. Im am going to try to find it. I do remember they were from SC.
Newsman

Bristol, VA

#4 May 30, 2011
Why ould they need to be in Virginia doing paving? If they can't find work in S.C. that should tell you something.Many local pavers and sealers in this area, but you sure need a referance becauce there are a lot of crooks here also.
Bill

Eden, NC

#5 Aug 2, 2011
These guys have now appeared in Greensboro, NC. We have a neighborhood alert system in place for just these kinds of scams. Hope the alert system works this time. It seems every couple months someone shows up wanting to 'seal' our driveway. They can be persistent. Always seem to have some sealer left over from a previous job. Folks, there are plenty of reputable licensed and insured businesses in the area that one can call to have this done if needed.
scamsters

Richlands, VA

#6 Aug 3, 2011
Ain't that where the Travelers live?
they say

Ashburn, VA

#7 Aug 3, 2011
They say you can't cheat an honest man. Just sayin'.
MeNotYou

United States

#8 Aug 3, 2011
I lived in Augusta, Ga for several years. Augusta and North Augusta, SC are twin Cities just like the two Bristols only the Savannah River seperates them instead of a street. I am very familiar with the Travelers. They are really what people used to cal gypsies. There are about 1200 of them that live in their own little "town" that they built on a 1200 acre farm just outside the town limits. The women do palm readings and run all sorts of scams on the locals. The men hit the road every spring and travel grom town to town all over the south doing all kinds of jobs such as the ones described above. They water down their asphalt sealer and paint, do whatever jobs they can do in a short period of time, then try to get out of town before the next rainfall. And I mean literally. These people are almost as honest as Al Capone.
scamsters

Richlands, VA

#9 Aug 3, 2011
MeNotYou wrote:
I lived in Augusta, Ga for several years. Augusta and North Augusta, SC are twin Cities just like the two Bristols only the Savannah River seperates them instead of a street. I am very familiar with the Travelers. They are really what people used to cal gypsies. There are about 1200 of them that live in their own little "town" that they built on a 1200 acre farm just outside the town limits. The women do palm readings and run all sorts of scams on the locals. The men hit the road every spring and travel grom town to town all over the south doing all kinds of jobs such as the ones described above. They water down their asphalt sealer and paint, do whatever jobs they can do in a short period of time, then try to get out of town before the next rainfall. And I mean literally. These people are almost as honest as Al Capone.
Ditto. They have their own gated community that is nothing but a hideout for cons. They pass their con ways down from generation to generation. Thanks for helping show I am not off topic......
Tom

Apollo, PA

#10 Aug 10, 2011
MeNotYou wrote:
They water down their asphalt sealer and paint, do whatever jobs they can do in a short period of time, then try to get out of town before the next rainfall. And I mean literally. These people are almost as honest as Al Capone.
If that was true, Murphy Village would have been raided by the FBI years ago. There are a lot of public misconceptions about traveling people, and it's mostly due to the media portrayal of them.

In the united states, there are several million Romani, English, Scottish, and Irish Travelers. All of these groups are commonly classified as "gypsies" by the public. Most Romani and Traveler families engage in some sort of home improvement business, whether it be asphalt paving, sealcoating (or both), roofing, roof coatings, or paving. The reason that these are the businesses of choice, is the fact that potential work is visible and easily solicited. By traditional, travelers and Romani people are by and large exceptional salespeople.

Open up your local phone book, and I guarantee you that at least 1/3rd of your LOCAL paving companies are owned and operated by descendants of "gypsies". Stanley, Smalls, Cooper, Wells......All English Romani surnames. If you don't believe me, cross-reference it....You'll find it to be true.

Some traveling people choose to remain itinerant simply because they favor that lifestyle. This is 2011.....not 1911. If they were perpetrating scams on the American public on the level that the news media would love you to believe, the crackdown would be ENORMOUS and swift. Most itinerant Travellers/Roma actually have repeat customers who are happy to see them every other year to reseal driveways, patch roofs, spray aluminum paint on their barn roofs, etc.

We're also talking about a rather large population (over a million), so of course some are scum.....and they get busted.
Keep in mind however, that your chances of getting ripped off by a LOCAL or non-traveler contractor are probably higher.

I'm not a gypsy, but I am a paving contractor of 20 years. The WORST paving contractors in my area are non-gypsy. The absolute best ones are owned by gypsies. That should tell you something right there. I learned to run a paver when I bought my first one at the age of 25. The gypsies know how to operate every piece of equipment in their father's arsenal before they're out of grade school.
Roadbaron

United States

#11 Dec 14, 2011
They live in fort worth Texas too there the greenhorn's.
dfw

Fort Worth, TX

#12 Dec 21, 2011
Roadbaron wrote:
They live in fort worth Texas too there the greenhorn's.
how do you know so muc
darren small

Northwich, UK

#14 Jun 30, 2012
hi all ,im a gypsy over in england , work as a builder with a very good reputation
good to see the smalls still recognised over there as romanies ,probably descended from joshua small [ as i am] who went to america in the 1800;s from devon england
im looking to correspond with smalls in america as were all from the romany family
nais tuke darren small
Shop local

Lewisville, TX

#15 Oct 16, 2012
dfw wrote:
<quoted text> how do you know so muc
Everybody knows about the Greenhorn Carolls in Whitesettelment. And the ever so famous Silver Dollar that Whitie owns. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to put puzzle pieces together. I'm in the DFW area. Though I tend to stay in better parts of town I have been down Cherry Lane a time or two.
jimmy

Atlanta, GA

#16 Jun 4, 2013
people let me ask you all a question? if the dog breed known as the "pit bull terrier" went extinct do you think that would eliminate reports of people getting bitten &attacked by dogs? or do you still think u would be hearing about dogs biting ppl? oh yea with the bad guys gone ur perfectly safe around those big German shepherds Rottweilers Dobermans ect lol the WTC was attacked in 2001 we hunted down &killed bin laden why do we still have terrorism going on in the world I thought killing bin laden was suppose to eliminate all terrorism huh? my point is all Irish travelers could be wiped off the face of the earth but u would still hear about people getting scammed ect believe it or not travelers should be the least of your worries they show up at your door just say NO!!!! if u don't want your driveway ect done simple as that but what you need to worry about is your government that's as crooked as the day is long telling you one lie after another &the scandalous IRS targeting people using your tax dollars to live the good life ect now there's your real con artist &criminals boys an girls not Irish travelers sure I disagree with what some travelers do but not all travelers are like that but all get demonized by the media just the way the pit bull gets demonized even tho the pit bull once was known as a nanny dog because of how good they were with children but they don't like to tell you that;) they see what they wanna see don't believe everything you read folks &btw I am a Irish traveler &yes I do have repeat customers that knows I'm a traveler but would whole lot rather deal with me then they would alot of other's &no iv never tried to take advantage of ppl pressure them against there will or try something sneaky or funny on a job now I can't speak for all travelers on that just speaking for myself so I know first hand when the media is being truthful to you &I know when they are feeding you a load of crap because they know that's what u wanna hear &u will eat it up
dago

United States

#17 Jan 9, 2014
As a guy who grew up among the gypsies.and learned how to make a living doing what they do.there is good and bad in everybody. i paint roofs too.work honest.have repeat customers that trust me to keep up the roofs. I stand behind my work...they buy paint in quainty.so they can offer u a good deal.paint does need to b thinned r it wont set.it will do whats called.running.if roof is really rusty.just have them put a coat over rust spots first.or if rust is heavy.put 2 coats.u as a consumer cannot buy what they buy.it is not sold in a store anymore.if u can find it online you will not only pay more.but u still have to thin it..plus risk your life to get what u want painted.so think about that the next time a gypsy stops by.talk with him.ask him to b honest.give u fair price.dont worry they not going to sue u if sombody gets hurt.they dont work that way.if u get silver overspray on anything.it comes off very easy.engine gunk works the best.its how i get it off my truck.surface should b dry and cool.spary it on.then spary it on a rag.wipe down surface.it wil turn brown.thats the tar.wipe it again until surface feels smooth.them wash with pressure at car wash or washer.use soap first.that should solve prolbem.nobody is perfect in life.so mistakes happen.hope this helps all
EMMETT HEAD AUTO PARTS

Warner Robins, GA

#18 Jan 22, 2014
THESE GUYS ARE CROOKS.....WE RAN THEM OFF FROM OUR BUSINESS YESTERDAY!!!!! BEWARE IF YOU SEE THEM CALL THE STATE PATROL THEY ARE WANTED IN MANY STATES FOR OPERATING WITHOUT A LICENSE AND RIPPING PEOPLE OFF!!!
WE ARE IN MIDDLE GA AND THEY ARE WORKING OUR AREA SO BE ALERT..........
MR-M

UK

#19 Mar 22, 2014
Hi all. I'm a gypsy from Oxfordshire England, and I'd like to say it's true. Only gypsy's scam people, only black people take drugs, and only Muslims commit acts of terror...
Look in the mirror, are your races/community's as perfect as you must be?
I'm suppose to be a dumb gypsy? Pfft, my six year old as better manners and more IQ.
Your Greed Cost You

Bristol, VA

#20 Mar 22, 2014
Stung wrote:
The work of John Carroll, 114 Foxfire Court, P.O. Box 6284, North Augusta, S.C. 29861, Phone 1-888-949-5946, Star Construction, supposedly specializing in asphalt Seal Coating, worked our area in southwest Virginia last summer, May, 2010.
My sister, and many other friends obtained their work and all our of driveways actually look more eroded as before they did their specialized work. John Carroll himself was so pressuring in his tactics at times, but showed appropriate credentials. John painted by shed roof, but upon immediately leaving my neighbors came over to explain I should have never let them do this. My neighbors showed me where paint wasnít even applied on the roof. He was gone in one-half hour, before I could almost get the check written. I sure wish I had insufficient funds in my checking account for the great discount he supposedly passed onto me for $350.
His son then came and pressured me into sealing the driveway, several times. I didnít want to do this, but somehow other friends and my sister decided to do this. His son was back the next day, pressuring me, so I decided to let him do the driveway for the great cheap price of $600, and I could tell no one he gave me such a great price. My sister paid $800, for her great job. I am not sure about other individuals the great price they had received.
I will make sure I do not talk to someone that looks like an honest man for no reason. Little did I know that I was talking and having business with one of the Devils sons? I just wanted to let you know about my experience last year. I bet if I advertised this note, other people would respond from this area of Southwest Virginia. I will do this to see if I get some comments.
People who fall for this stuff deserve to be ripped off...For how many years now year after year people are warned about these scams, yet they still fall for it. Why they fall for it is they think they are going to get something for almost nothing, too damn cheap to pay a reasonable price to a reputable person. Keep it up, maybe one day you will figure it out---that there's no "ffree lunches" and that if it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is not true. Be smart, if you didn't call them to your house, why the hell are they knocking at your door----to rip your stupid ass off that is why.
Mr M from the UK

Bristol, VA

#21 Mar 22, 2014
MR-M wrote:
Hi all. I'm a gypsy from Oxfordshire England, and I'd like to say it's true. Only gypsy's scam people, only black people take drugs, and only Muslims commit acts of terror...
Look in the mirror, are your races/community's as perfect as you must be?
I'm suppose to be a dumb gypsy? Pfft, my six year old as better manners and more IQ.
f***you...you can s*** my d***
MR-M

UK

#22 Mar 23, 2014
Mr M from the UK wrote:
<quoted text>f***you...you can s*** my d***
a very well thought out rebuttal... i can see why got scammed o.O!

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