Asphalt Gypsies / Driveway Scam

Asphalt Gypsies / Driveway Scam

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Highland_Hal

Tyngsboro, MA

#1 Apr 8, 2008
Heads up people, an "Asphalt Gypsy" came to my door this week peddling the driveway scam. The scam goes something like this, a scrubby looking guy will tell you he has some left over asphalt from a job he was doing, and will do your drive way cheap. If the work gets done at all it will be done very poorly. Don't get scammed!

The shadiest thing is this guy came to my back door at 8am.
Peaceful future

Lowell, MA

#2 Apr 9, 2008
Lovely
The Guy From Tewksbury

United States

#3 Apr 9, 2008
If he show's up at my back door at 8am he wont have a chance to tell me what he's doing there.
lowering the bar

Cotuit, MA

#4 Apr 9, 2008
Hal,
Did you call the police?
Bev Ross

Cambridge, MA

#5 Jul 10, 2008
sounds like the bastard that came to my place. If I see him again I'll blast im! google "George Stanley paving scam". I think the fellow is from salem, n.h.
Bronson

Lowell, MA

#6 Jul 10, 2008
I have been approached by this scam more than once. One time the guy came and said they flipped the truck over one street up from me and had a mess of tar. They wanted to clean it up and get rid of it. I went up and looked at the mess, laughed, and said your problem, now leave me alone.
Bev Ross

Cambridge, MA

#7 Jul 15, 2008
George Stanley Paving scam, coming to a driveway near you.
Apartments Ayer Ma

Salem, NH

#8 Jul 30, 2008
Well he's in Ayer as we speak going to Townsend next! Going by the name of Mike Stevens, he's a big dirty looking guy. Says he's Greek and from Lowell...Mike Stevens...alais? Did some work on West Main Street. Shoddy work.
Stanley returns in 2012

United States

#9 Jan 5, 2013
M Stanley was in Metrowest MA shortly before Christmas 2012. I'm guessing M Stanley is related to George Stanley.

Tell all your friends, neighbors, parents, especially older people to be weary of strangers dropping in unannounced and offering to do driveway work. Do not agree to any work they offer no matter how great they make it sound.

Instead, call the police to let them know they are in your area.

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