Police warn of home repair scam in Jemison


JEMISON, Ala. (WIAT) — Police in Jemison are warning about a home repair scam targeting the elderly.

The scammers allegedly offer to make repairs on your home for a very reasonable price, but when the bill comes that price has risen considerably.

Police say one woman was told her driveway could be repaired for only $45. After the work was finished, she was given a bill for $6,000.

Police say the scammers are driving a white truck and are going around to different neighborhoods in Jemison and Calera.

Police tried contacting the men using the phone number on a receipt, but the number was false.

Anyone who sees the men or have been a victim can call (205) 755-2511.

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