CONSUMERS BEWARE

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CONSUMERS BEWARE -ASPHALT SALES SCAMS - May 2017
Storm damage and door-to-door asphalt sales scams may turn resurfacing into costly project, Low-price offers usually tied to very poor quality.
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CONSUMER TIPS
The cost-effective use of Asphalt Pavement Recycling with Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) from the US Department of Transportation (DOT).
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BEWARE OF THE TRAVELING PAVING SCAMMERS
The asphalt paving scam artists are out-an-about causing havoc to unsuspecting citizens all across Colorado. We have had reports from Wheatridge, Lakewood, Conifer, Evergreen, Unincorporated Jeffco, Adams County, Larimer County and the Steamboat Springs area. The approach is very similar, no written contract, the sales pitch of left over asphalt, cash payment, door-to-door salesman, etc. and poor quality work! To avoid the paving scam or educate those about the scam , see the media coverage that was provided our industry a couple of years ago. << click to read more >>

Also, asphalt producers are encouraged to:
1) Required to have the completion of a HMA Credit Application (April, 2004).
2) Post the Cautionary Notice to HMA Production Suppliers at HMA Plants and prevent the scam of unsuspecting homeowners and neighbors.

TRAVELING PAVING SCAMMERS ARE EVERYWHERE
Here is another great example of Traveling Paving scammers in New Mexico. KRQE NEWS 13 in New Mexico conducted a great traveling paving scam Hidden Investigation.
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ARRESTS BEING MADE
Denver Post Reports, Boulder Sheriff arrests two people in driveway paving scam that cost one resident $50,000!
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CONSUMER ALERT!
The "traveling" pavers have arrived early this year and are preying on unaware victims. More information and guidance from the Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association on how to avoid being scammed contact us at 303-741-6150 or email us at info@co-asphalt.com

MORE INFORMATION
Asphalt Paving Scam in Colorado Springs from kktv.com
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CAPA ISSUES TRAVELING PAVING SCAM MEDIA ADVISORY TO 9NEWS
Be on the lookout for door-to-door asphalt salesmen!

From 9 News.com – If you live in the metro area, be on the lookout for people posing as door-to-door salesmen offering unbelievably low cost deals on asphalt for driveways. The Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association says it is a scam.

Tom Peterson, the executive director for CAPA, talked with us on 9News 7am on My20. He says reputable asphalt companies never sell door-to-door. If consumers use those types of salesmen, Peterson says they will likely be less than satisfied. In the most recent cases, the salesmen are claiming to have "leftover" asphalt from larger jobs.

Peterson urges buyers to check out companies to make sure they are reputable and will build a quality project for a fair price.

To avoid being swindled by driveway repaving scams, CAPA, has some recommendations and says to look out for these five warning signs:
1. Claims that it's "leftover" asphalt. Asphalt is never left over from a project. Leftover hot-mix asphalt would be too cold to place properly, while cold mix is used exclusively for small patches, not general paving.
2. Deals that seem "too good to be true." If the quoted price seems very low, chances are the quality of the work will be low as well.
3. Cash-only terms. Most reputable contractors take checks, and don't require cash-only terms.
4. "One-time offer" price quotes. Reputable contractors will provide a quote before doing any work so that the homeowner has a chance to shop around.
5. Door-to-door sales. It's worth repeating: reputable asphalt contractors do not sell their products door-to-door. Consumers should be very suspicious of anyone appearing at their front doors offering low-cost asphalt.

If you suspect you have been contacted by a scam-artist, contact your local Better Business Bureau, or CAPA,, at 303-741-6150. The association also provides a list of its Members, all of them reputable, long-term Colorado contractors, on our site. See the video of the interview with CAPA'S Executive Director, Tom Peterson and Greg Moss.
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