Sheriff’s deputies say con artists have been telling homeowners they have just enough asphalt left over from another job. The scammers are usually polite and persuasive, but also use pressure tactics and intimidation. After the work is complete, they demand a larger sum of money than was originally quoted. The scams usually target the elderly and people on a limited or fixed income, and the project quality is questionable. To help prevent becoming a victim of these scams, Levy County sheriff’s officials say residents should only give 10 to 15 percent of job cost upfront, and also never be pressured into making a decision.
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The Osceola Middle School student told police she was sitting in front of the house 520 SE Sanchez Ave. waiting for her mother to pick her up shortly after 2 p.m. when the driver of a silver four-door car stopped and began to look at her.