NORWICH – Norwich Police are warning residents to be on the lookout for potential driveway sealing and home repair scams.
“Each year with warm weather, we receive reports of larceny by way of fraudulent driveway sealing,” said Norwich Police Chief Joseph Angelino.
These types of scams may start with a knock on the door and someone offering to seal your black top driveway with materials left over from a “big job nearby,” explained Angelino. However in many previous instances, the material used for the work was sub-standard materials or even just motor oil.
Police are reminding residents they should always check references prior to agreeing to any work. Another door to door scam involves offers to have your gutters cleaned and house washed.
“The area has plenty of reputable contractors that do this type work found in the yellow pages. Most reputable contractors will have their name and telephone number prominently displayed on their vehicles,” said Angelino.