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Warning: Asphalt Gypsy Scam

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Angelina Perez
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - Con-artists known as "Asphalt Gypsies" are moving through Oklahoma and Texas offering asphalt work for a good price, but leaving you with a poor quality job.

Now that warmer weather has hit our area, asphalt gypsies are more likely to approach home and small business owners.

The Better Business Bureau says these scammers come into areas, offer to do driveway work or fix potholes in parking lots, do a poor job and charge for the work, leaving the area and leaving the customer with needed repairs.

Anthony Ramirez of KM Ramirez Contractors tells you the signs you will see when dealing with a gypsy.

"There are two things, you can tell if they come out and say we just got a little bit of asphalt left over from a previous job or if you say you know I like your price, let me get with another contractor and they get pushy, that's usually a sign you've got one right there," says Ramirez.

The Better Business Bureau says to research and make sure the company you are dealing with is legitimate, and try to get estimates from other companies to ensure you are getting the best deal.