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Asphalt paving scam artist are scamming there way thrue North Dakota!

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#1 Apr 4, 2012
As the oil boom grows,So does the asphalt paving and sealcoating scams!! Its been going on for years.But with the news of North Dakotas Oil boom meens$$$ For scam artist looking to make a fast dishonest buck,It starts out when a freindly guy comes to your home or office telling you they have a truck load of extra or leftover asphalt and they can give you a great deal,Well what was a great deal soon turns in to something you never thaught could have happened to you! The cut rate job that was supposed to be a good deal quickly turns into several thousands of dollars!! The work usually dont last a year because if not done right North Dakota winters can be harsh on a poorly done driveway,It doesnt matter if the contractor is licensed or bonded..Or in the yellow pages..these crooks are smart and well planned to scam you out of your money!If anyone come to your door trying to sell you any kind of leftover asphalt paving..Call your local police department and the attorney generals office,No matter how legit theses guys may seem..99% of the time they are smooth talking con men..and are willing to tell you anything,Or make any promise to get you to write a check!These guys make 100s of thousand of dollars a year and are experts at talking you into buying there extra asphalt they have leftover from another job[that isnt realy leftover]they also will come knocking at your door trying to sealcoat your old pavement,The so called sealer they use is realy old motor oil and will harm your good asphalt,So if you want a good job done call a few contractors you have heard of,get refrences..ask alot of questions..Even go as far as asking the contractor where his home is,then check and make sure he is being honest with you,I never thaught we had scams like this in North Dakota,Now we are the state all the travelling con artist want to come to because of our little oil boom!So when they come knocking..you start calling law enforcement! The out of state people arent going to watch out for us..so lets watch out for each other and our elderly population! These guys are everywhere!
Oil hauler

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#2 Apr 4, 2012
Two years ago I drove a truck for some of these jerks,I set with a load of asphalt on my truck til 5:30 pm at the cenex parking lot in New Town while the father and his 3 sons went door to door trying to find somebody to fall for there scam.We got to the guys farm house about 6:30 PM,And didnt get back to Bismark til almost 1:30 am,I put in a 18 hour day for 150 bucks cash.After I got all the money they owed me friday night I quit those jerks,And These guys was from Texas claiming to be from Bismark,And yes they told people it was lefover pavement.The truck I was driving should have been impounded,They had me hauling about 20 tons of material on a ten wheel dump truck,These guys had some other family up around Minot doing the same thing..When I think of the name of the outfit i will post it for you guys,I only worked for them a few days.All the other drivers and helpers was from Texas also.
Shelly Cotter

Minot, ND

#3 Apr 4, 2012
I started noticing three years ago when I had 3 guys show up in the same day with the same story.Last year we had about four or five guys come by on diffrent days thruought the summer,I knew it was some kind of gimmic,But I didnt know they was scam artist to this extent,I just done a google search..PAVING SCAM..OMG thousands of hits,I bet I take every lic. plate# that stops,and i will call a detective that i know real well,I remember one short heavy guy driving a mini van..Ater i told him no he drove in my grass,I can only wonder how many people has been ripped off now that i read this?
Larry

Minot, ND

#4 Apr 4, 2012
I think there is some of those gypsy paving guys in town already?On my way to work in the morning i will double check the motel parking lot where i thaught i seen there equipment parked at???hmm
NDR

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#5 Apr 4, 2012
Yes Larry,They are back and staying at a couple diffrent motels around Minot and atleast one trailer park,They are very easy to spot..Its very early in the year and there isnt any hot mix asphalt available yet.I am sure you are going to see and hear alot more about these guys soon..If you push something long enough and hard enough it will break..I think some thing have begin to break!
Concerned citizen

Minot, ND

#8 Apr 5, 2012
I have to admit when i seen the story on the news and read a few articles,I was thinking this just might be something to talk about and it probably dont happen as much as the news and all the stories I have read are making out,Now there is people on here saying they will be going door to door looking for men with oil money[ Am i missing something?]Is this what the out of state people think of us?Do they think we are all morons with oil money that we can just be talked out of our money?The oil boom has done more harm to our state then it has done good,And when the oil is all dried up they wouldnt waste there time to even look at our state on the map,I am sorry but i have a problem with this way of thinking!
Deputy Ross

United States

#10 Apr 5, 2012
The state of North Dakota has 112 transiant merchant licence holders,So I think ND could get along without 112 transiant company's in there state.But what I dont understand is why 40 of the 112 are asphalt paving contractors?And after looking at alot of the names being the same on the diffrent licence even same last names mixed up with other licence holders,I been around a long time and know the game very well,There is something wrong when this many paving company cant find work where they live,The country being in a recesion is a poor excuse for the real angle behind alot of traveling paving company's,I wouldnt let one company operate door to door in my county.And the state of North Dakota needs to turn alot more attention on whats going on in the larger picture.I have had to deal with almost all of the last names listed in your state.On the other hand I am sure they know the score by now!
Living for god

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#12 Apr 6, 2012
Are you people realy so ignorant to think the only people who is aware of what is going on with these scammers is other paving scammers?I see you all post from texas and must be watching to see what people living in North Dakota are doing,I have read about you guys,and i watched and listenend to what are local news had to say about these scams a few nights ago.It does look like you people think the whole world is another scam artist out to get you![maybe your heart trying to tell you something?]I have friends who have been ripped off by you paving scammers,you guys have even been to my door mooching for work atleast 15 times in the last 3 years,So don't think for a minute that people in North Dakota arent on to you guys,And dont think the proper authority is letting you fly under the radar!So Nancy Grace may be able to use her court room skills?I have 6 family memebers all in Law inforcement in Bismark and I will be seing all of them sunday,This is one of the topix that will be talked abouut and prayed about,And I am going to show them all these stories on TOPIX and all of the names,So you guys just keep on thinking because we are from North Dakota we are stupid,The thing with having a small popultion like ND,We either know the right people,Or know the people who know the right people,And I beg your parden Topix is not only read by and used by people in the asphalt paving business! Hapy Easter to everybody including the gypsy pavers:)
The end is near

Minot, ND

#13 Apr 6, 2012
Consumer Protection
1-800-472-2600 within ND only

BCI Tip Line
1-800-472-2185 within ND only
And check out the Attorney generals web site where it also has paving scam info on it along with other home improvement scams.There is tips telling you what to do when the scam artist shows up at you home or your business.It is time to put a stop to all of these guys. They are feeling to confident that the law in North Dakota doesnt apply to them.
Apofnd

Dallas, TX

#14 Apr 6, 2012
U guys are real winners
ND Idiot

Minot, ND

#15 Apr 6, 2012
Read the definition of a transient.There is a few that i have posted below





3. transient
staying only a shoDefinitions of transient

Definition of 'transient' Random House Webster's College Dictionary


1.(adj.) transient
not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory.

2. transient
lasting only a short time; existing briefly; temporary:
transient authority.
rt time:
transient guests at a hotel.

4.(n.) transient
a person or thing that is transient, esp. a temporary guest, boarder, or laborer.

5. transient
Physics.

6. transient
a nonperiodic signal of short duration
Smarter then the police

United States

#16 Apr 6, 2012
duputy ross can kiss my gypsy azz;; i been in iowa almost 2 months knocking doors and charging what i want and you havent got me haha and when the plant opens up in north dakota i will be there with a smile on[ and the north dakota country bumkin law dogs can kiss this gypsy azz..and i dont care who like it or not!!!!! what are the idiots going to do??? oh yea tell me to leave? i am not dishonest-i lay my jobs 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick..no lies here..so to the north dakota atorney general-he can kiss my azz and eat my dust and i will be laffing all the way to the bank..so hear me loud and clear law dogs--you can kiss me and my familys gypsy arses or traveller or call me what you want..i like the sounds of dam good at doing wat i do..that humping and pumping my sealer and charging what i want for my asphalt that i baught and paid for!! so suck it law dogs so to my fellow travellers i will see you all in a few weeks in north dakota baby.north dakota is the place ya outta be so we loading up our trucks a heading to oil countery haha
Irish eyes

United States

#17 Apr 6, 2012
i will take some of those licence to wipe my rear on after i take a big healthy dump on the ground in honer of what i think of north dakota and the people who live there;; ill leave hot loads out my rear while im laying hot loads on the oil people--i cant wait to carb me one of them oil patch workers upside hees head neway the quads cant do nothin all the cops know to do there is write speeding tickets and guard moo cows hehe
Greg Hoverson

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#18 Apr 7, 2012
So the paving scammer thinks its another paving scammer who wrote the topic to keep paving scammers out of North Dakota.These people dont even trust each other but they will tell you they are all good honest guys trying to only make a few bucks,Lmbo this is to funny,But i got news for everyone and the paving scam guys already know what i am saying is true,These gypsy traveller scams are a nationwide problem for law enforcement in each and every state including Alaska,And Canada and a few other countries.There is not one of them better then the next.and i think North Dakota should lock these guys up along with every other traviling paving or seal coat scam outfit in every state in the country.A good example being on this page,They think the only people who know what is going on is another paving scammer! They never thaught for a second John Q Public was smart enough to write a article on them!I guess Norh Dakota people are so stupid in there eyes they are supposed to overlook the things that was recently in the newspaper and on telivision..We now need to ask why they think this.Its because the asphalt paving scammers thinks all the North Dakota people are stupid!Just look at what they said and what they wrote,Only trying to guess wich one of there own kind wrote the topic then they go on to make threats that they will be going to North Dakota To out scam the scammers who got there before they did!This whole thing just leaves me at a loss for words,I been looking and reading alot on these guys..And I will make one promise you can believe or not believe,This article along with many others i have read are going to be in the proper hands next week,And there will be several victims of this type of scam that will be telling there story the the proper people,there is alot of victims that i found via web searches who had been scammed and didnt know what to do or who to tell,Well thankfully i was able to set down with alot of these people and tell them step by step what to do,These arent scams from a gypsy.these are Irish traveller scams with only a handfull of names who scammed alot of people.Not answering phones after the work is done,making promises you will come look and see what needs repaired on a job that may have only took a few minutes to fix,You guys are so stupid to be so smart,Why would you shoot your own foot off?I will be meeting most of you soon..And i am looking forward to it:)
Speak for yourself

United States

#22 Apr 13, 2012
In a few weeks im goimg to north dakota,im going to go to jamestown then go try out the old why not minot town and even make my way to williston,ill actually probly go sooner.i called the plants and none of them is running yet,I dont like mo.it sucks and some of my cousins from spiro and a few other ones from texas is going to north dakota.and all of us will be paving and going door to door.and a few of the younger boys are going to be sealing and a little painting,the law can try all they want but untill then im not going to worry about the law and im not going to lie.we will be loading our trucks and we will be out knocking doors everyday!Thats how we role.i know there will be 100 other outfits up there but i like a little compatition and a little company.So look out boys and look out north dakota because you got the smoothest operators around coming at ya.see you boy in north dakota.Minot is just calling our names.
Speak for yourself

United States

#23 Apr 13, 2012
lets all be honest,we love the attention..i want my name in every news paper in every town in north dakota,i am going to leave my mark on the bad lands,the first one to blow it up is the winner haha.Why not Minot north dakota baby,i see all them idiots on tv with there little oil wells..north dakota is going to be ripe for the pickings from our crew..I happen to have just a little leftover asphalt i can make you a good deal if you take what i got on the trucks right now haha..im just exited to be going thats all haha
The best hot loader

United States

#24 Apr 13, 2012
lets all be honest,where all freinds.well exept for the ol law that reads these.i figure there will be about 150 dump trucks working north dakota this summer maybe more.everyone says there going up there this year.so if it blows ill hop over to montana,then figure it out from there, now dont sayim not the most honest gypsy man you will ever talk to haha
The best hot loader

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#25 Apr 13, 2012
Kc bound wrote:
I just wish any one could tell me what a Bradley is
you got me on that one,i dont know about a bradley..if you find out let us know lol
Just a person from ND

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#26 Apr 14, 2012
My father called me last night to come and look at his new driveway that he got when some guys came to his door offering what sounds alot like this scam,I know what asphalt looks like because some of our streets was paved in New town last year,Can anyone tell me what this stuff is they put in his driveway?The gravel is very loose on the driveway and thats what it looks like he got' Because its not any kind of pavement ive ever seen.Could the be the old asphalt that was ground up last year?I called my brother and he said it could be what is know as chip seal or recycle asphalt!!He is a contractor and knows a little more the I about this kind of stuff.Either way it was not what he was told he was getting and he wrote a check for several thousand dolars[that was cashed the same day or the next morning]I am going to call someone from the road department monday and see if they can tell me what this is,I am also going to have to do some research on the company who done the work..So far things are not looking good for my dad,I think he was taken for a ride..I just began doing a little research and all i can do is scratch my head after reading all the complaints from other people not only in north dakota but all over the united states and canada! Its not the end of the world but i am not going to just let this go without getting something done about it..I know this will take a while to get all ther proper information gathered,So i think this is the first step by sharing the story with others,I am going to also post a blog to see how many others i can find who has been taken by this scam'Never to old to learn something new i have found out.
NDHP

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#29 Apr 16, 2012
Nancy grace wrote:
Why don't u guys worry about the 50 rapes in Williston last year and all the. Murderers passing thru there is a hole lot worse stuff going on than paving look around
We are trying to make North Dakota a good place to live for hard working honest people,We understand that you would like us to pretend like these asphalt paving scams dont exist,Are you aware of rapes that we dont know about?Because you are sure trying to put are attention off of the scams that goes on everday,We are doing are best to get justice for everyone who deserves it,No matter if its a person who is writing bad checks or the person commiting rapes,and the people commiting scams,I am sure all of those people who commit other crimes would want us to only focus on asphalt paving scams!But North Dakota has people who takes care of all the cases that are braught to the attention of the police dept and attorney generals office,But scamming the people of North Dakota will not be over looked,The public is asking for help and there tax dollars pays to keep law inforcement going,So while other people is doing there jobs.We also have jobs that has to be done.I am sorry that we are not the stupid people you might have come to believe we are over the last few years! There is power in kowledge and we are going to flex our muscle and set examples for others who try to think they can use us for a place to come and abuse our consumers.

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