Property owners should be on the lookout for asphalt scam artists who offer to use extra asphalt from another job, according to the Better Business Bureau and Washington State Attorney General's Office.
Asphalt scams are a problem across the nation during spring and summer months, officials say. The best protection is to work with a trusted asphalt contractor.
A list of BBB-accredited contractors is available at www.bbb.org.
Some warning signs include door-to-door selling of asphalt, urging the potential buyer to make a fast decision, not offering a contract, driving in an unmarked truck and requiring cash only.
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To file a complaint, go to www.bbb.org or www.atg.wa.gov.