Scam Alert in Tompkins and Tioga Counties

By WBNG News

Scam Alert in Tompkins and Tioga Counties

July 12, 2011 Updated Jul 12, 2011 at 1:19 PM EDT

Sidney, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) -- The New York State Police are warning residents of Tompkins and Tioga counties about a driveway pavement and sealing scam.

State troopers have responded to complaints in the area from residents who stated they were approached by a group of males identifying themselves as Cooper Paving.

The males tell the residents that they have some extra paving materials and inquire if they need any repairs done to their driveways. If the residents state yes, the group of men proceed to pave the entire driveway and tell the resident that the cost of the repair is $5,000.

The males conducting the scam were described as white males in their late 20’s to mid 30’s operating an older white Chevrolet pickup truck.

Anyone with further information or complaints, please contact the New York State Police, Troop C, Zone III Headquarters at (607) 347-4440.

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