Chicago —(ENEWSPF)--August 6, 2015. Attorney General Lisa Madigan today issued an alert after receiving reports of con artists traveling in the Champaign-Urbana area scamming homeowners out of thousands of dollars for shoddy asphalt-paving services.
Madigan’s office has received reports of con artists traveling the area door-to-door soliciting work to pave driveways. The scammers intimidate homeowners, oftentimes seniors, and demand that they pay large sums of money up front without providing cost estimates. Such solicitors will often claim to have leftover materials from a nearby job, and offer a low or . . .