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January 18, 2018

MPD warning citizens of scam

MORRISTOWN – The Morristown Police Department (MPD) is warning citizens of a recent home-improvement scam.

According to a press release issued by MPD, two white males driving a white Ford pick-up truck with a mounted tank are representing themselves as an asphalt-sealing service. The suspects stop unsolicited at a residence and offer to seal the driveway. Once they receive payment, they leave the residence claiming they need additional equipment to complete the job and do not return.

The suspects are both in their late 20s to early 30s. One of the suspects has multiple tattoos and short, dark hair.

To avoid falling victim to this scam, residents are urged to check references of contractors before signing any contracts or providing payment. Anyone who suspects they are being scammed should call their local police department.

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