Yeah, I guess they are skilled and more importantly, interested.
Doesnt mean they got a conviction.
Thats all you have substantiated with that particular jurisdiction.
However, getting someone to "run" it for you is a different matter. You can
take it to the police and give it to them, and explain the situation. If
they do "run" the plate, you will probably receive none of the information.
If it does get a "hit", then they will follow up on it. If you know a
police officer real good, they can do it and tell you what the results were,
even though they are not supposed to. (It's done all the time)
When I started dating my wife years ago, she gave my license number to her
daughter, a police officer, to get me checked out. I must have passed.
DOJ NCIC terminals require a "sign-in log" for offices - required for
audit. Only qualified folks are allowed in this terminal/secure area
and they receive serious training.
When I dated my wife I looked at her teeth; kind of like what you
would do when buying a horse or mule!
I was checked every five years for over 30 years, I'm surprised how
far they can get a microscope that far up my ass; especially when I
was sued by a Nigerian Prince, circa '83. He lost his case!
"I don't have anything against work. I just figure, why deprive somebody who
really loves it."
In my town soliciting door to door requires a permit or notificiation to the
station. If your neighbor reported them for going door to door, the police would
check if they have met the requirements. If not, our police would be more than
happy to stop by and have have a chat.
If an actual scam or fraud is reported, they will start the criminal process.
are also happy to do a full commercial vehicle inspection as well, never know
those can turn up.
Though it would be wrong to accuse anyone without evidence this is
a species of fraud characteristic of an American group called "The
Travelers" which operates in the Eastern and Southern part of the
There was a very interesting documentary about them on the box
Their itinerant and elusive modus operandi has made legal action
them very difficult.
Three simple solutions:
Ask for their contractors license and immediately verify it. A
legitimate firm will be glad to oblige.
While you are asking for than information write down the license plate
on the truck.
Pay by credit card.
Well, the people giving the card numbers must end up feeling
overcharged, and not cheated. Or else they don;t know how to dispute a
charge. Many don't know.
If they get too many chargebacks, they loose their merchant account.
Was the work done illegally? Almost surely, I'm not arguing that. But
to be scammed, he must have not gotten his money's worth.
Did they do a good job and use a good product on the driveway? Did the
driveway have alot of cracks and other imperfections before they
started? Are they well filled now? $50 extra is not really that much
if there WAS in fact alot of existing damage. Just because they didn't
price it right at first and had to ask for more doesn't mean your
neighbor was scammed, it just means they didn't price the job
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