Beware of a driveway scam in Jones County

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Around this time every year, non-licensed out state construction workers make their way through Mississippi offering home improvement jobs at a less than normal rate.

Major Don Scott, from the Jones County Sheriff's Department said residents need to beware of scammers who offer to do driveway repairs for a little or nothing.

Scott said that very scam was just pulled on a resident near Sandersville this week.

Scott said, "We just want all of the people to be very careful about hiring anyone to do drive way work, paving, or resealing their driveway. Often time they will quote the people a price and after the job is completed they come back and pressure into to giving them more money."

Scott said, never be afraid to ask contractors to see their business license when someone offers to do any kind of work around your house at a low price.

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