ROXBURY, NJ - Probable scam artists, claiming to be a legitimate paving company selling "overstock" asphalt for driveway work, are soliciting Roxbury residents, police said today.
Members of the organization are "going door to door" in the township offering to pave driveways, said Roxbury police on the Roxbury Township Police Department Facebook Page. Police warned residents to be wary.
"This company has been going to residents soliciting work under the premise they were hired by the township to pave roadways and have extra asphalt and are giving cheaper prices due to the overstock," police said in the social media post.
Police said the people doing the soliciting are not telling the truth. "They are not insured, they are an unlicensed business with the state ... and the town," they warned.
Police also said any work the company does is likely to be substandard. "You would not be satisfied with the job they did," they told one person who commented on the Facebook page. "They lay much less than they are supposed to and there will be no way to contact them after."
The police department is asking residents to call them immediately if they "encounter any company" offering to pave driveways.
Fighting scam artists has been a priority of Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palanchi who, earlier this year, said he gets particularly angry when older people are targeted by phonies. The department set up a special phone number for seniors who have suspicions about offers or activities: (973) 448-2037. Others can call (973) 448-2100 to report possible scammers.