The Walnut Creek Police Weekly Activity Report – Feb.18 – Feb.24

February 28, 2016 10:00 am · 2 comments

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The Walnut Creek Police activity log will be posted weekly on Claycord.com.

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1 Don'tHireScammers February 28, 2016 at 1:02 PM

We’ve already seen the “extra material” fix-your-driveway scam start up in our neighborhood. Other PD’s are warning already, all over the country:

CITIZENS BEWARE: Unfortunately warmer weather brings out the scam artists. We have received reports of a driveway scam in our area. One of our citizens called to report they had been scammed out of a significant amount of money by two men who told them they could resurface their driveway. However, after they paid the men (more than they had originally agreed upon because they felt intimidated) the men left. However, the next day the mixture used for the patch work had already washed out of the cracks of the victim’s driveway. Unfortunately, these scam artists prey on unsuspecting citizen’s. The best rule to follow is to not allow anyone, no matter how sad their story is, to do repair work, lawn care, or other services, unsolicited. LPD reminds citizens to contact a reputable company if they need repair work or other services performed. Police ask that this message be sent on to those who may not have access to social media, especially the elderly. If you see this type of work being performed or you have been victimized by a scam artist you are encouraged to contact your local police department to make them aware this same type of activity may be going on in your area. –CBS online

2 Anon February 28, 2016 at 3:55 PM

The paving scam was tried on my parents last year. Thank Heavens I was visiting when the men running it came back to collect money. I said I was calling the police on my cell phone and he left quickly. I recognized his partner as a gypsy that came to church community food and clothing event.

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