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Grande Prairie RCMP warns public of travelling paving business

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are warning the public of a travelling paving business following a fraud incident.

On the morning of July 4, at around 11:00 a.m., Grande Prairie RCMP responded to an incident involving a travelling group offering paving services at discounted prices.

According to Police, individuals are travelling door to door offering residential paving for a fraction of the cost claiming to be associated with reputable paving businesses.

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RCMP say these individuals are often travelling in rental vehicles and using rental equipment.

It is said that they demand payment up front, either never complete the job or do a sub-par job, and leave with your money.

Here are some tips to protect yourself from sales crime:

  • If the deal is too good to be true, it probably is
  • Research any company/contractor prior to hiring them
  • Ask for references
  • Make efforts to know who you are speaking to
  • Ask to see their business license and identification
  • Take steps to verify information prior to hiring a company
  • Do not pay upfront prior to the start of a job

If you have any information about similar incidents, you are being asked to call the Grande Prairie RCMP 780-830-5700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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