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Deputies Say 'Paving Company' Is Scamming the Elderly

There are 115 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Jan 17, 2008, titled Deputies Say 'Paving Company' Is Scamming the Elderly. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

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

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curious

Hilton Head Island, SC

#21 Jan 17, 2008
I believe this may be the same group that came to my house in Chapin a few times shortly before Christmas. It was the same type story that the man gave me about paving my driveway. I am not elderly though, and I did not fall for it.
fredricka

Columbia, SC

#22 Jan 17, 2008
I think these folks got my brother-in-law in the lower richland area. I will have to check on it and make another comment later.
Chen

Hartsville, SC

#23 Jan 18, 2008
That's hilarious Dr Pepper........

Anyway most people try to get things done as inexpensively as possible especially the elderly,(probably because they are more trusting), and usually end up with a botched job, which I've seen happen more than once. Imo you are better off paying a little more to a repretable firm and more apt to getting a job well done...There are exceptions of course.

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#24 Jan 18, 2008
festus wrote:
catch them and pour hot tar on thier foreign little butts.
Geography lesson #1 - Missouri is a state not a foreign country.

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#25 Jan 18, 2008
Chen wrote:
That's hilarious Dr Pepper........
Anyway most people try to get things done as inexpensively as possible especially the elderly,(probably because they are more trusting), and usually end up with a botched job, which I've seen happen more than once. Imo you are better off paying a little more to a repretable firm and more apt to getting a job well done...There are exceptions of course.
they're not more trusting or "cheap" y'all. They live on a fixed income in a world that keeps getting more and more expensive. Of course they are looking for good deals. That's what makes them vulnerable to scam artists. If you really want to help out and prevent this type of crime, why not ask your grandparents what they need done around the house? And do it for free because one day you are going to be old and the shoe will be on the other foot then. Wait and see how many scams you fall for when you have dementia or Alzheimer's or whatever.
festus

Bay Minette, AL

#26 Jan 18, 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.
you wont have to worry about growing old with your attitude. you will never amount to any thing in life because of your ignorance. now if you were stupid, you culd be cured by reading. but, since you are ignorant, there is no cure. i am an old 59 year old who would take you to the woodshed and teach you some manners and respect. write this date down...march 5, 2021. see ya
tommy

Minneapolis, MN

#27 Jan 18, 2008
I am a irish traveler from (murphy village) n. augusta. Those people arrested in the paving scam are not afiliated with us, not even irish. Everybody gives the blame to us anyway. If we were all bad and scammers we would all be in jail not in our homes
Buckweat

United States

#28 Jan 18, 2008
curious wrote:
I believe this may be the same group that came to my house in Chapin a few times shortly before Christmas. It was the same type story that the man gave me about paving my driveway. I am not elderly though, and I did not fall for it.
That was Andre Bauer looking for votes. Get it right. He thinks if we use up all the tar on driveways there wont be any left to take care of him. Anybody want to buy fifty tons of feathers?

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#29 Jan 20, 2008
Buckweat wrote:
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That was Andre Bauer looking for votes. Get it right. He thinks if we use up all the tar on driveways there wont be any left to take care of him. Anybody want to buy fifty tons of feathers?
Hahahahahaha! Ain't that the truth!
Dr Pepper

Bay Minette, AL

#30 Jan 20, 2008
Chen wrote:
That's hilarious Dr Pepper........
Anyway most people try to get things done as inexpensively as possible especially the elderly,(probably because they are more trusting), and usually end up with a botched job, which I've seen happen more than once. Imo you are better off paying a little more to a repretable firm and more apt to getting a job well done...There are exceptions of course.
Maybe. But when you buy cheap you get junk, and end up losing. Only rich people can afford to buy cheap. If you are low or medium income, buy the best you can so you only have to do it once. And if you just cant do that, just walk away.
William Branski

Cambridge, MA

#31 Feb 5, 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.
Someone should punch you in the face.
curious

Anaheim, CA

#32 Feb 5, 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..
how do you know so much about murphys villiage and your from houston
curious

Anaheim, CA

#33 Feb 5, 2008
tommy wrote:
I am a irish traveler from (murphy village) n. augusta. Those people arrested in the paving scam are not afiliated with us, not even irish. Everybody gives the blame to us anyway. If we were all bad and scammers we would all be in jail not in our homes
shut the f up you scumbag sorry its people like you that give you a bad name lowlife
Ron Jeremy

West Columbia, SC

#34 Feb 6, 2008
tommy wrote:
I am a irish traveler from (murphy village) n. augusta. Those people arrested in the paving scam are not afiliated with us, not even irish. Everybody gives the blame to us anyway. If we were all bad and scammers we would all be in jail not in our homes
If your a traveler, wouldnt your home be your van?
sobian

Wexford, Ireland

#35 Feb 7, 2008
yo tommy whos the crowd doing the scams that every ones on about i think i know who they are i wont say therer thanums later sobian
WEIRD IRISH TRAVELER

United States

#36 Feb 7, 2008
These conk lickers are weird. I went into the neighborhood the other day and they offered me $5,000 to have relations with their daughter. Sick stuff.
j stanley

Cambridge, MA

#37 Feb 21, 2008
alot of times these driveway paving scammers are really "gypsy travelers" and not "Irish travelers". most of the gypsy driveway pavers come from southern new hampshire. a very large family of them operate out of salem,derry,kingston & haverhill, mass.they use tons of aliases and company names so as to confuse the customers & the police.
dewfuss

Cambridge, MA

#38 Feb 25, 2008
ya right!!!
irish

Panama City, FL

#39 Feb 28, 2008
if you don't want the work done just say no and thank u.and let it be ,and stop stereo typing people every one gets ripped of one way or another every day.just like you there tryin to feed there kids and pay bills.you wouldnt get away wth out a fire riot, if you said every black, was stupid so stop judging unless you know the people personaly thanks, irish;
irish

Panama City, FL

#40 Feb 28, 2008
Ron Jeremy wrote:
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If your a traveler, wouldnt your home be your van?
no i think it would be very nice two leveled house my family of five live in. sorry envy is very ugly like you're attitude towards other people. its caled rasial just like black people say. you should stop putin people down for what there born into and look at you're back ground you probaby dont even know who you'r real dad is thats sad!

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