Friday, October 2, 2009

Fake Floors and Suspect Stoves: Enterprising Fraudsters of Ypsilanti's Past

Hey, have you ever heard of that con game where an "asphalt contractor" pulls up in your driveway with a truckload of "asphalt" that he says is "leftover" from another job? And it turns out it's hogwash? In fact, you probably wouldn't even wash a self-respecting hog with that gunk. Today's story shows there's nothing new under the sun--fraudsters were pulling this malarkey in Ypsi way back when.

1 comment :

Dusty D said...

Reviving this story because I enjoy it--the shamelessness of fraudsters knows no era.