Residents warned of door-to-door scammers

Published On: Dec 03 2012 04:12:48 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 03 2012 09:49:15 PM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The Better Business Bureau is warning northeast Florida residents about a group of traveling con artists they say are going door to door in the area.

"An unmarked truck pulls up in front of your house says I've got left over materials and says I'll do it for $49 let's say. They don't have marking on truck, don't have license. Anything," said BBB's Tom Stephens.

Stephens said the scammers roam the country, scamming people in one region and then moving on to another. Usually the scammers arrive at people's homes in groups of two or three men and offer homeowners what sounds like a great deal on hard.

"They'll do some work, but very inferior," said Stephens. "The asphalt will be 1/8 inch instead of a couple inches. They'll spray very thin on your driveway and call it paved."

The BBB says residents should watch out for several things:

If you feel you've been a victim of this scam or have been solicited by these scammers, contact police.