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Scam Warning

By: Paige Lambrecht
By: Paige Lambrecht

Delores Leindecker has a newly paved driveway and she hadn't even been looking to get it done, but on Monday some men knocked on the door of her Merrill home.

They said they had been paving a driveway down the road and had some asphalt left over, so they offered to do her driveway for $5,000.

“And he kept talking and talking and I though this is too much, ok. I said ok. I shouldn't have, I should have known better,” she says.

After two hours the work was done, but it wasn't what she had asked for. The asphalt was also laid poorly and they ended up charging her $6,000, not five.

Lincoln County Sheriff Tom Koth is warning people to be suspicious of anyone who comes to your house unsolicited and uses fast-talking tactics to get you to hire them for a home improvement job.

"If they can call in anything, a plate number, vehicle description, so we know the area that suspicious activity is going on,” says Koth.

But even if you can't get a description, Koth says calling law enforcement should always be your first step.


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