Residents warned of blacktop scam

The Shawano County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents about a blacktopping scam that is making its way around the county.

Officials were notified of the scam when individuals approached a homeowner about having “leftover” blacktop and attempting to get them to buy a load to pave their driveway.

Officials said the scammers will make homeowners pay in advance and then vacate the area once the job is complete.

“You will not be happy with the product you receive,” the officials said in a social media post.

These individuals were last seen in the Town of Wescott.

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