Joe Papavero was nice enough to pass this on. These characters are even targeting businesses! If you didn't call someone to do the work, don't let them in! If someone says your roof, etc. needs repair, call a reliable business you've dealt with in the past or ask a neighbor. Please pass this on - especially to seniors!!
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Association
Just thought I might share something with you to pass along to people in the community so that they can be aware of it.
Twice, we have been attempted to be scammed by two different supposed roofing companies. Once, a few months back, a man approached my grandmother outside of her house and said he had been working on the roof of an adjacent building and had noticed her roof needed some repairs. She was almost going to let him go up onto her house, when one of us had caught the guy and questioned him. We then questioned the neighbor whose roof they claimed to have been working on and he had never heard of them, nor had they done any work on his roof.
Yesterday, a man rang our funeral home doorbell early in the morning when none of us were here yet. He told our secretary that he had been asked by Joseph Papavero to check our roof because he had (similarly to the first instance) noticed a roof problem on our roof while working on a nearby roof of another neighbor. She explained to him through the door that none of the owners were currently in. They further told her that they had done work on our roof in the past. They had never done any work for us and we never even heard of the company.
Just notify people of this potential scam, especially elderly people in the community, as they are trying to pretend to do a quick patch job and collect money and run.