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Attempted contracting scam

Mahoning Township Police are warning the public about a contracting scam.

A resident of the 3000 block of Mahoning Drive West (Route 902) reported that three men presenting themselves as a contractor performed substandard work, then demanded $5,000.

The incident occurred Oct. 6. Three men told the resident they would seal the foundation of his home. They sprayed a sticky black substance around the outside of the home, according to pictures provided by police.

When they were finished, they allegedly demanded that he pay them $5,000. The resident responded by saying he would call police — at which point the men left without payment.

The resident described the three individuals as Hispanic males. No further details were available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Mahoning Township Police at 570-386-2241, and reference case number 1794-2017.

Photos provided by the alleged victim of an attemped contracting scam. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO