Sheriff’s Department searching for alleged roof scammer

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a roofing scam that cost an older man some $20,000 in mid-March.

Deputies say 40-year-old Christopher Robert Dumas of Florida offered the man a “foam and sealant” treatment for his roof. The man took the offer, and Dumas applied the sealant in approximately 15 minutes. It was most likely a fabricated substance to give the appearance of a “foam and sealant” treatment, according to the sheriff’s department.

Anyone who believes they have been scammed by Dumas, or has information about his whereabouts, is asked to contact Mesa County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Mike Piechota at 244-3260. According to the Sheriff’s Department, it’s believed Dumas used intimidating tactics when dealing with the victims, possibly making them feel threatened if they didn’t pay for the service.

This scam is similar to other home repair scams such as those who claim to chip and seal driveways, replace windows, fix roofs or pave patios. Scammers typically contact their victims at home.

The Sheriff’s Department suggests you contact companies directly if you want these services, and verify the business by contacting the Better Business Bureau.


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