The Lincoln County Sheriff's office is warning residents to be aware of traveling merchants who are currently in Lincoln County offering to perform low cost home improvements.
According to a press release, over the last several days several residents of Lincoln County have contacted the Sheriff's Office to report they were approached by an out of state contractor who offered to provide left over black top from a neighboring work site at a reduced rate. After the work was completed the residents have found both the work and product are substandard and the verbal quote on cost was considerably lower than the actual cost at the end of the job.
"They are telling people the cost will be $150 and then at the end charging them $5,000," a sheriff's deputy said.
Sheriff Jaeger says he always directs people looking for work around their homes to rely on local contractors who are established with organizations such as the chamber of commerce, and have local references. He also warns people to have a written estimate before any work is done.
"If anyone show's up at your door offering goods or services at prices so low it's sounds too good to be true: It is," Sheriff Jaeger said.