Curb Painting Scams
You’re at home when suddenly there is a knock on the door. It is someone standing there asking if you’d like to have curb painting done in front of your home. They only want to charge you $25 or so and, since it seems like such a slight amount of money, you decide to agree to have the curb painting done and pay the fee. The person promises to put you in the books for tomorrow morning. But when tomorrow morning comes and there’s no one there. What happened?
You have likely been scammed. There are a number of scam artists who have decided to start telling home owners or business people that they will be doing curb painting in their area and charge each home money. In one neighborhood they could earn a few hundred dollars or more, never letting on that they are scamming the people who live there. So, how do you avoid this? To begin with, never agree to let someone who contacts you, do your curb painting. Instead, go to someone that you trust and that you hire for your curb painting needs. This way you will never have to worry about being scammed.