American

Minot, ND

#30 Apr 16, 2012
I would like to thank you,And i think its time do do something,I have not been a victim of none of the crimes mentioned,But that does not change the fact that we have had atleast 12 diffrent guys at our door in the course of about 3 years,And every guy has the same kind of story.Either a broken water line or ordered to much or some kind of story to try to rush us in to doing our driveway..We would call someone when we want any work done,we would never hire a stranger,This year we did decide to pave our driveway and we got 3 bids by 3 very legitimate paving companys..they was all pretty close in price and we have chose a company to do our work and will be awarding the jom first thing in the morning to a local paving contractor...And yes i am exited to be getting it done,But get the scammers out of the state,They make me sick!
American

Minot, ND

#32 Apr 17, 2012
I think Nancy Grace has something to do with the paving scammers?And from the way he/she talks it sounds like Nancy has alot of twisted thaughts,Hand jobs? and talking of rapes,I think these guys and there crews should all be taken in and talked to about any usolved rapes while you got them locked up for scamming,Btw I have noticed some of there equipment parked over by the truckstop today,My brother works in Bismark in the capitol,He is involved in law inforcement..I think im going to call him in the morning and tell him to make sure everyone is reading this! But im almost sure they are without a doubt,Now talking like perverts after bragging on how you will go door to door looking to scam someone with oil! Just makes me sick.
Over there head

Minot, ND

#33 Apr 18, 2012
These guys are so involved in talking and not hearing a word the people of ND are saying,Before we had all these out of state pavers and other types of workers coming in to North Dakota,Well the fact of the matter is our crime rate was very low and rapes and those types of crimes where very limited,Its the out of state companys that is bringing there trash and dumping it on ND,Now those are some facts to think about.
Minot public eyes

Minot, ND

#34 Apr 18, 2012
It sure does look like these paving guys know alot about the rapes that has went on and murders,And now talking about there sex fetish that one or more of these guys have,We have done a little background search on a few of the crew members we pulled over a couple weeks ago,And all of them has some type of background that would scare people from coming on there property,Everyday the whole is just growing deeper and deeper,And these guys have no affiliations with the local paving companys,We called and and ask if any of the local paving contractors had salesmen going door to door,And all of them said the same thing,They dont have door to door salesman and they get plenty of work by word of mouth and advertisements.And the fact people from Minot and Williston knows who has been in business for years,However these transiant companys are still going out and getting work off fo people who arent aware of the dangers of dealing with these kinds of crews,We are going to try to set down with local news and try to get this story on a few times a week,We hope that the people who didnt see the last story will eventualy see the warnings that are put out to the consumors,And the attorney general can make a special request to the tv stations to get the word out to more people,People are becoming wise to these scams but we are going to do our best to make the public aware,And we also need to make sure these guys are paying taxes on all there materials and any of there other supplies,The state can make them show all there recipts for all the years they have worked in North Dakota,And can suppina banking accounts that will show if everything matches up,There is a lot of routes the state can take to make sure they are doing fair business in the state.
American

AOL

#39 Apr 18, 2012
The fact is anyone can make a decision,But if the person is misled to believe they are getting a good deal,Then that makes it a scam,To mislead or lie to a person to get them to write you a check is fraud!If you solicite a person at there home,You must have a bid proposal written up,And once that is done the consumer has 3 days to think about it,It known as the 3 day right of cacelation,After the 3 days is up there should be a signed contract by both parties saying what will be done and what the exact price will be! If the consumer is over 65 years of age,The stae of North Dakota requires a 15 day right of cacelation for North Dakota consumors,When you solicite someone at there home these laws should be known if your a door to door sales person,And if you dont know these laws you are in the wrong business! You must comply with North Dakota laws if you are doing work in North Dakota,There is a diffrence in doing business the proper lawfull way,And thinking you can just do thing however you want is not the way the laws work in North Dakota,So this is the point you need to ask yourself..are you a business person? or a criminal?If you dont follow the laws..well that tells me your a law breaker!
American

AOL

#40 Apr 18, 2012
This is one true fact about North Dakota,There is alot of people who are very old and dont have family living close to help them make decisions or to even be there for them if they are sick,We have a lot of Older people whos judgment is not as good as it was when they was younger,We cant lock these people up and take all of there freedom just because they are getting old,But we can all do our part and look out for these people,Im sure we all know someone thats old and lives alone and has no one to help them..Its a sad but true fact,And Nancy Grace,I am sure you might know someone or have family who is old and dont deserve to be taken advantage of because they are old..would you disagree with me on that also?
Ex truck driver

Minot, ND

#41 Apr 18, 2012
I worked for some of these paving company.And almost everything that has been said is true!They would have us over load the trucks by 5 or 6 tons,We would go get loads of hot mix every morning while all the family members would go door to door trying to find a place to buy the asphalt,And they lied to every person who hired them they would lay the asphalt as thin as they could to get more distance out of the loads because they sold it by the square foot,They called themselves irish travellers and they could speak a secret language that only the familys understood,And everyone of the paving company was all family members of each other,Sometimes they would switch outfits and go work with a cousin for a while,They was married to there own cousins,All of them was from Texas and told people they was from Bismark and others told they was from minot,They are all alcaholics and got drunk everyday,They put all of us drivers and workers in hotel rooms,And the bosses would stay at the real nice hotels,I worked for atleast 12 familys of travellers in my life and was treated very bad by everyone of those guys,I will give the respect not to tell there names,But if you look at the transiant merchant pavers im going to say all of them are family,I now live in north dakota with my new wife,And im glad i will never be working for those guys again!
North Dakota scam warning

Minot, ND

#42 Apr 18, 2012
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BEWARE OF ASPHALT PAVING SCAMS
Asphalt driveways can begin to look pretty worn and faded after a few harsh winters. And it is only natural for a
homeowner to want to get the restoration done as cheaply as possible. But as you concentrate on your home repair
projects this summer, beware of asphalt paving scam operators.
A traveling asphalt paving crew may notice your driveway and offer you a low-priced opportunity to revitalize it.
But a little bit of caution and common sense can help prevent serious problems.
The ability to hit and run is the key to a successful asphalt paving scam. Crews usually wander from one county or
community to another offering a driveway sealing service. Representatives of the crews typically approach
consumers in their yards, promising low estimates because of leftover materials from a completed job a few houses
away or on a nearby highway project.
They may offer a lifetime guarantee, but often the quality of the material used and application is inferior, and you
may soon have weeds growing through the new asphalt. Unfortunately, the paving crew is long gone by the time
you discover you have a problem. It may cost you more to redo the driveway after the fresh look washes away with
the next rain shower.
Another way to spot a possible scam is an offer to do the work without a written contract. Without a written
contract, the original low estimate may grow to hundreds or even thousands of dollars once the work is completed.
price

United States

#43 Apr 20, 2012
Hi my name is price chopper and wanted to tell all of yas that the asphalt paving scams that you are hearing about in north dakota are all true stories,the guys that come to your door telling you there from bismark or minot are reely from ft worth texas,and kansas city missouri,if you hire a asphalt paving company that comes to your door you will get scammed,im telling you this because i know how they operate because they are my cousins! thank you and please dont fall for there scams!
ND Concerned

Minot, ND

#44 Apr 20, 2012
There must be alot of money in this scam because i have seen atleast 9 of there dump trucks around town at a motel parking lot,And when i see them on the road there is atleast 2 men in each truck,So these guys have to be paying about 2,000 dollars a week for motels rooms for there helpers,Here in Minot rooms start at about 100 bucks a night and go up from there,The math is easy so i know somebody is having to pay for all of these guys cost of living,It does make me wonder how much they are scamming the people of North Dakota for?
ndfiopj

Dallas, TX

#47 Apr 21, 2012
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Sucker

Minot, ND

#50 Apr 22, 2012
I was a sucker for this asphalt paving scam last year and i kinda already knew it because after looking at there crew and listening to them talk i knew they was from the south,They left a mess in the street and stole my garden hose,Now the asphalt is cracking and starting to fall apart,I also tried to finf there office and it didnt exist,Im mad at myself for letting them get away with it!
County commish

AOL

#52 Apr 25, 2012
You can bet somebody is being called,And i wouldnt wager to much if i was a door to door asphpalt salesman,There is to many companys doing the same thing an not following North Dakota laws and regulations,#1,A 3 day right to recend on all home owners under the age of 65,#2,If over the age of 65 there must be a written 15 day right to recend on all homeowners who are solicited at there home,We need to start a fruad awareness month in North Dakota because of all the out of state scammers looking to make some fast cash off of our home owners,There is going to have to be some big changes made and a few of us are going to have to set down and talk with everyone at the attorney generals office,Just to educate some of the new younger guys who have just joine the team,The veteran guys all are aware of how these scams work,If you do the math on the number of trucks these out of state paving companys are using it easy to see these guys are doing millions in business if all are combined,Even tho the names are diffrent..we know these guys are mostly one large family operating these scams! Its time to wake up,We always bring it up for a couple days then drop it and everyone forgets,This time lets not let people forget,Lets get the words out lets do something other states dont do..lets show these scammers North Dakota is a bad choice if your wanting to scam people in our state.When you see them snap some photos with your phone,eveyone should try do do this so we will know who was in what area at what time.Thanks and lets hear from more people,Dont be afraid to step forward.
Mel Columcille Gibson

United States

#53 Apr 26, 2012
This whole topic is laughable. Where else are these rubes gonna spend their newly found cash, the local casino. Where's nearest real mall Denver, Omaha, Minneapolis?...These are all hard working family men with children to take care of. If the jobs were not there to be had, the paving contractors wouldn't be there.
Beth

Minot, ND

#54 Apr 26, 2012
The jobs are being contracted by not following North Dakota laws using fraud tactics to trick people in to doing shoddy work,I see you also think our attorney general is also a stupid person and dont know whats going on!Its not so much from this year''Its from the past few years that people are coming out with what happened,Thankfully most of the complaints was filed in time:)You and I exchanging harsh words isnt going to solve nothing,Everything is in the hands of the attorney general now,And we know wich companys is already here''so lets see how it plays out:}Consumer Protection
1-800-472-2600 within ND only

BCI Tip Line
1-800-472-2185 within ND only Dont be afraid to make the call!
Mel Columcille Gibson

Pompano Beach, FL

#55 Apr 27, 2012
It's going to play out with contractors (And everyone else) getting as much as they can, while they can. Your A.G. well issue some fines, they'll be paid (or not) as the price of doing business and we'll move on to the next newly rich mark..Period, full stop...Hey "Beth" Did you happen to see the film There will be blood?...Well we drink your milkshake....lmao...Hick.
Beth

Minot, ND

#56 Apr 27, 2012
Consumer Protection
1-800-472-2600 within ND only

BCI Tip Line
1-800-472-2185 within ND only Dont be afraid to make the call! If anyone comes to your home or office trying to sell you asphalt paving work or sealcoating work CALL THE POLICE and attorney generals office right away,Theese scammers have took Hundreds of thousands of dollars from people who thaught they was just getting a good deal on some extra pavement,,When the work is done they wil present you a bill for several thousand dollars and even make threats if you refuse to pay,So do not deal with these people no matter what there story is because its a scam thats well know in other states and now they are up here chasing our booming econamy!BEWARE AND SAY NO! And now these scammers are getting on topix and leaving threats toward me!I am starting to wonder how far these people are willing to go for a fast buck? Read the comment above! Detective Dallas its post#55 and yes i do feel threatend:( And that is sad its came to this in a place i grew up and know everyone and they know ive always been there to help when its needed!
spence

United States

#60 Apr 27, 2012
theres scammers in every line of business, u ever been to a mechanic lmao they will get u, im down to earth type of american guy i wudnt scam anyone, i apoligize for wanting to be a legit sealcoater and do good job, but if u dont no the sealcoating scam aka gilisonite and diesel or any solvent to thin, sprayed thin just to color it, then u will slander ever sealcoater accusing them of being a scam artist, the ones that wait on phonecalls, go out of business, thats the truth, my pockets fat, i been workin my butt off, manual labor, sweating its 86 here now,packing buckets 50lb benden over pouring em out!!maybe i shuda been a doctor !!or a lawyer sit in ac all day and rake in the cash driven a mercedes!
spence

United States

#61 Apr 27, 2012
im not on foodstamps or welfare....but if i get drove outta business cuz i didnt get off my butt and go door to door asking, i wud be on them! costing taxpayers money! i thank jesus i can do something to make money to eat..we all need roofs, all need jobs, i dont wanna suffer in the heat so i choosed to go north where its cooler, i bet in a bad winter, u wish u cud be in arkansas in this 40 degree winters we have, working in it, hardly any snow, its the same feeling, try coming to arkansas in summer doing any construction work u are close to heatstroke every day in 100 degree heat and humidity most of you may have never felt that but try paving with 350degree asphalt on a overlay job in 100 degree heat hahahahah
Mel Columcille Gibson

Clermont, FL

#62 Apr 27, 2012
Spence is telling it how it really be: Rather than praising motivated people. Some of these folks would rather hark on folks willing to cold call to make a decent living... You people are the proof in action of America's economic demise...We will survive. We will prosper.Despite you...

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