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DeKalb County Sheriff's Office warns of sealcoating scammer overcharging clients by thousands

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of sealcoating scams cropping up around the community which include people pretending to be workers and over-charging thousands of dollars above what a normal sealcoating job should cost.

According to a news release from the sheriff's office, the department has received several complaints about the scams and continues to investigate.

Several victims of the scams have describes the alleged scammer in a white GMC or Chevy pickup truck with no lettering on the side. The truck is also reported to have a large sealcoating tank located in the bed, the release states.

Residents are encouraged to call the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office at 815-895-2155, Crime Stoppers at 815-895-3272 or their local law enforcement agency if they've been a victim of this scam or have any information.

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