MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) – With hotter climate simply across the nook, some persons are taking a more in-depth take a look at their yards. However, one Mount Pleasant woman says you must stay cautious earlier than accepting any work.
Mount Pleasant resident Sheryl Frost says she was at house when a gaggle of males in an unmarked automobile confirmed as much as provide yard work.
“So, then I noticed it was in all probability a rip-off,” Frost mentioned.
“They mentioned, ‘Hey, we simply did some of the neighbors with pine straw and we now have all this left over,’” Frost mentioned. “‘So, we will go forward and do yours for $6 a bale.’ And we have been like ‘Yeah, okay. That sounds good.’ And he mentioned, ‘No labor,’ and we mentioned, ‘Yeah, that sounds nice.’”
She says she was high-quality with settlement till issues modified.
“And the man got here up and mentioned, ‘Well, there was 250 bales and it’s going to be $2,500,’” Frost mentioned.
Frost says with the small space they crammed with pine straw, there was no approach they used 250 bales. She says she gave them $300 as a result of that was the unique settlement. She then says they received actually aggressive.
“I mentioned, ‘I’m going to name the police,’ they usually couldn’t get to their vehicles quick sufficient,” Frost mentioned.
Public Information Officer with Mount Pleasant Police Ashley Croy says the aged are one age group that could possibly be extra in danger of being taken advantage of. She says it’s because some may assume they’re not considering clearly.
Croy says they haven’t heard of every other stories just like this. She says with out realizing if there was prison intent on this scenario, Frost must file a civil go well with. Croy does say it’s odd the group left so rapidly.
To keep away from paying an excessive amount of for providers, Croy says you will need to examine for a enterprise license, a enterprise card and do your individual analysis on a company earlier than they arrive in your property.
“I nonetheless felt like I didn’t wish to be somebody who’s taking advantage of another person,” Frost mentioned. “Even although they have been making an attempt to take advantage of me.”
Frost tells me the group of individuals didn’t have enterprise playing cards on them, however that they have been based mostly out of Walterboro. The company they are saying they have been with has not responded for a touch upon whether or not they did enterprise at Frost’s home.
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