CHRISTIAN COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT
301 W. Franklin Street
Taylorville, IL 62568
 
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217-824-4961(Non-Emergency)
217-824-4963(Fax)
Bruce Kettelkamp
Sheriff

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CHRISTIAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

301 W. FRANKLIN STREET

TAYLORVILLE, IL. 62568

 

SHERIFF                                                  (217) 824-4961

BRUCE KETTELKAMP

 

CHIEF DEPUTY                                      (217) 824-4963 (FAX)

BRUCE ENGELING

 

 

 

DON’T GET CAUGHT IN THE ASPHALT SCAM

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity to alert area residents about Asphalt con artists. The Sheriff’s Office was notified that an individual identifying themselves as a representative for a construction company out of Missouri was soliciting asphalt business in the Assumption area last Saturday, July 21st, 2012.

Residents are reminded that if you have a gravel driveway, or an asphalt one in need of repair, don’t be surprised if a salesman / contractor comes knocking at your door offering to give you a deal of a lifetime on asphalt. The usual sales pitch is that they are just finishing up a job in the neighborhood and they have material leftover. As a result, they can give you a great price on the job. However, since it is such a great deal they require you to pay up front. It is one of the oldest scams around.

The sheriff’s office strongly recommends that you protect yourself by properly vetting any prospective contractors, especially unsolicited ones. It is always best to ask for local references so that you can speak to them directly and inspect the contractors work.

If you encounter anyone offering you low cost asphalt please take down as much information as you can and notify the Christian County Sheriff’s Office (824-4961), their local law enforcement agency or Christian County Crime Stoppers at (1-800-568-TIPS) or (824-9100)