Sheriff warns of asphalt scam in Adams County

Men say they have asphalt left over, offer to pave driveways
Sheriff warns of asphalt scam in Adams County

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said a group of men has been hitting the county with an asphalt scam.

Three men in their 20s or 30s have been reported in the southern part of the county, officials said.

The men told a homeowner they had just finished paving part of Highway 82 and had asphalt left over, according to a release. The men offered to put asphalt at the end of the driveway to let the resident see what it would look like. The men completed approximately 6 feet of the driveway.

The next day, the men came back and said the homeowner owed them $600, and they could complete the rest of the driveway for $2,500, police said.

The men had a business card that said “Y&B Construction, 1-800-514-9532.”

Officials remind homeowners to check for references, insurance and licenses before working with contractors.