Authorities warn of driveway scam in Kzoo Co.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about possible shady salespeople hawking asphalt driveway repairs.

In a Tuesday news release, the agency said it has received multiple complaints from residents in the Comstock Township area. Police said in similar earlier cases, the suspects have used improper materials, charge inflated prices and are unavailable for repairs once the work is completed.

Residents are advised to exercise caution if they do not directly deal with the crew making the driveway repairs.

To prevent being involved in a scam:

  • Visit the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office website and click on the link to verify a business’ legitimacy.
  • Research the business on the Better Business Bureau’s website.
  • Obtain a written estimate detailing work to be performed

Anyone who may have further information is asked to contact the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office at 269.383.8748 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.