Deputies Say 'Paving Company' Is Scamming the Elderly

Newberry County deputies say they've made 11 arrests in connection with a paving scam that's mostly targeting the elderly. Full Story
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Paula

West Columbia, SC

#1 Jan 17, 2008
This are what you called gipsies - they are nototorious outside of Aiken County - they have their own community.

They are dirt.
1134TITSORGTFO

Houston, TX

#2 Jan 17, 2008
Old people are good targets for scam artists because they are cheap and stupid. This is the oldest scam in the world, if these old people don't know any better, it serves them right.
Jack Black

Lexington, SC

#3 Jan 17, 2008
Do the world a favor, and just shoot this "men".
1134TITSORGTFO

Houston, TX

#4 Jan 17, 2008
Paula wrote:
This are what you called gipsies - they are nototorious outside of Aiken County - they have their own community.
They are dirt.
irish travelers? The ones in Murphy Village don't rip off local people, they travel to other states and pull this scam...Never buy anything from the Rebel Tool Company either..
EJF Member

Columbia, SC

#5 Jan 17, 2008
In other words, the county and the state weren't getting their cut. Otherwise, nothing would have been done like in most business scams.
festus

United States

#6 Jan 17, 2008
catch them and pour hot tar on thier foreign little butts.
Big-phil

East Dublin, GA

#7 Jan 17, 2008
1134TITSORGTFO wrote:
Old people are good targets for scam artists because they are cheap and stupid. This is the oldest scam in the world, if these old people don't know any better, it serves them right.
Watch how you talk about the elderly. "U WILL BE OLD ONE DAY"....
lida

Sumter, SC

#8 Jan 17, 2008
send all of them to cuba to pave the roads....on a one way ticket
Paula

West Columbia, SC

#9 Jan 17, 2008
1134TITSORGTFO wrote:
<quoted text>irish travelers? The ones in Murphy Village don't rip off local people, they travel to other states and pull this scam...Never buy anything from the Rebel Tool Company either..
Yes, you are correct they are Irish Travelers and I can promise you that these people arrested are related to those in Murphy Village. They are a family of scam artist that covers several states they work each other states and stay with local family in the area.
Caring Parent

Columbia, SC

#10 Jan 17, 2008
People seem to have a way of preying on the elderly knowing they are already just getting by. But what I don't get is why they were writing them checks, when they told the people "they would do it for free" as the article says. Did I miss something?

I had a young man came to my door not long ago said he was getting ready for college and he gets so much for every order he gets for the state newspaper. I told him that I was not interested if I wanted the newspaper I could go on line and order it. When he told me that he takes "credit cards" also I told him to leave. Well after a few choice words. Not a chance I would give my credit card number to some young boy selling something at my door.
Always beware of who comes to your door.
DUMMIES

United States

#11 Jan 17, 2008
Caring Parent wrote:
People seem to have a way of preying on the elderly knowing they are already just getting by. But what I don't get is why they were writing them checks, when they told the people "they would do it for free" as the article says. Did I miss something?
I had a young man came to my door not long ago said he was getting ready for college and he gets so much for every order he gets for the state newspaper. I told him that I was not interested if I wanted the newspaper I could go on line and order it. When he told me that he takes "credit cards" also I told him to leave. Well after a few choice words. Not a chance I would give my credit card number to some young boy selling something at my door.
Always beware of who comes to your door.
for a fee, not free
Greg

United States

#12 Jan 17, 2008
The gypsies do prey locally. They always do around Christmas and Easter especially because they want to be close to home.
kelly

Augusta, GA

#13 Jan 17, 2008
Paula wrote:
This are what you called gipsies - they are nototorious outside of Aiken County - they have their own community.
They are dirt.
.....you got that right i dont live to far from them and they r good at that love to go to older peoples house they go all over the place and do shity work....
kelly

Augusta, GA

#14 Jan 17, 2008
im not saying anything about older people but that what these people work on cause they think they can get there money easy let them come to my house see how far they get ....
josh

Columbia, SC

#15 Jan 17, 2008
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Wondering

United States

#16 Jan 17, 2008
Paula wrote:
This are what you called gipsies - they are nototorious outside of Aiken County - they have their own community.
They are dirt.
Those aren't the surnames of the travelers in Edgefield County.
Wondering

United States

#17 Jan 17, 2008
festus wrote:
catch them and pour hot tar on thier foreign little butts.
Foreign? Granted I merely skimmed the list of names, but they didn't sound like foreign names.
Proud SC Citizen

Gaston, SC

#18 Jan 17, 2008
1134TITSORGTFO wrote:
<quoted text>irish travelers? The ones in Murphy Village don't rip off local people, they travel to other states and pull this scam...Never buy anything from the Rebel Tool Company either..
Travelers are in other states also. These came here from Missouri and those in Aiken go to other states. Less easy to track that way I suppose.
Proud SC Citizen

Gaston, SC

#19 Jan 17, 2008
Caring Parent wrote:
People seem to have a way of preying on the elderly knowing they are already just getting by. But what I don't get is why they were writing them checks, when they told the people "they would do it for free" as the article says. Did I miss something?
I had a young man came to my door not long ago said he was getting ready for college and he gets so much for every order he gets for the state newspaper. I told him that I was not interested if I wanted the newspaper I could go on line and order it. When he told me that he takes "credit cards" also I told him to leave. Well after a few choice words. Not a chance I would give my credit card number to some young boy selling something at my door.
Always beware of who comes to your door.
Deputies say the men would approach victims--often the elderly--saying they had a load left of pavement, and they would pave their driveway for a "fee."
Dr Pepper

United States

#20 Jan 17, 2008
1134TITSORGTFO wrote:
Old people are good targets for scam artists because they are cheap and stupid. This is the oldest scam in the world, if these old people don't know any better, it serves them right.
Hey babe, are you one of the ripoff artists? BTW, my grandpa owes you five bucks for the BJ last week, and ten for your kid.
And the doctor called, you will need the shots after all.

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