CHRISTIAN COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT
301 W. Franklin Street
Taylorville, IL 62568
 
CALL 911 FOR EMERGENCY
217-824-4961(Non-Emergency)
217-824-4963(Fax)
Bruce Kettelkamp
Sheriff

Description: ccso_01.jpg

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

 

 

April 16, 2012

 

DON’T GET CAUGHT IN THE ASPHALT SCAM

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity to once again warn county residents about Asphalt con artists. This is the time of year that they come out in droves looking for victims. The Sheriff’s Office was notified by an area resident this past week that they had already been approached by someone offering this “service”.

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.

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)