Ann wrote in with this just a few minutes ago…
I was just solicited by a Traveler (probably out of South Carolina) who had some leftover blacktop and wanted to redo my driveway. This is one of the oldest scams and the tar was probably old engine oil.
I called the DeKalb Police and gave them a description but I thought you might want to publicize this. They prey on the elderly and naive and it just burns me up to see people scammed.
Good to know. Perhaps it would be a worth while exercise for us to have a conversation about other cons we’ve been exposed to by folks going door-to-door, so that we’re all a little more knowledgeable the next time we get that unexpected knock on the door. What da’ya think?