Northern York Regional Police investigate possible home improvement scam

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Northern York County authorities are investigating a potential home improvement scam that targeted an elderly Manchester Township resident on Jan. 11.

The elderly homeowner told police that person came to their home along the 2500 block of Mayfield Street and offered to seal the driveway. The suspect told the homeowner they had just finished sealing a neighbor’s driveway and had extra material. They agreed on a price and when the job was completed the suspect demanded more money for the work.

The homeowner and the subject negotiated a new price and payment was made, police said.

The National Center For the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud offers the following advice when dealing with contractors.  Additional information can be obtained from their website at www.ncphif.org