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Driveway resurfacing scams being investigated in Nebraska

Posted at 11:32 AM, Sep 25, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — If you've been given an offer to resurface your driveway that seems too good to be just might be according to the Seward County Sheriff's Office.

They are advising Seward County residents to be aware that scammers claiming to be out-of-state asphalt companies may be pulling a fast one on people in the area.

They say a company named Hot Tar out of Spiro, Oklahoma "has been known to go door to door telling residents they have left over asphalt from a large job and they will asphalt the resident’s driveway for a discounted price."

Sounds enticing but then they go on to say "when the job is completed the homeowner is given a bill far above the agreed upon amount and the work is often of poor quality."

Another scam involves treatment that you could accomplish by parking a junk-yard wreck in your driveway.

"They are known to offer driveway sealing services. It has been discovered that the company sprays used motor oil on the driveway," says the Seward County Sheriff's Office.

The group has gone by several names including:

  • Harry Cooper’s Asphalt and Maintenance
  • H and Son’s
  • Cooper’s Sealcoating & Asphalt

They say the company has been known to operate in several states including:

  • North and South Dakota
  • Kansas
  • Ohio
  • Arkansas
  • Texas

The Seward County Sheriff's Office says fraud charges are pending in some states and they are asking anyone with information to contact them at 402-643-2359.

You can read the Seward County Sheriff's Office full release about the scam investigation here: Seward County Sheriff's Office Release on Driveway Resurfacing Scams