Seal coating scammers targeting Metro Detroiters who are home due to coronavirus pandemic

Scammers going door-to-door, officials say

Seal coating scammers targeting Metro Detroiters who are home due to coronavirus pandemic
Seal coating scammers targeting Metro Detroiters who are home due to coronavirus pandemic

Seal coating scams typically take place this time of year, but now thieves are going door-to-door and targeting people who are home because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Police and officials with the Better Business Bureau issued a warning about the scam in Metro Detroit.

The scammers have been especially prominent in Oakland County, according to authorities.

With more people staying at home during the pandemic, scammers are having more success going door-to-door, experts said.

Melanie Duquesnel, of the BBB, is urging residents to be cautious if anyone shows up at the door and offers a great deal.

You can watch the full Help Me Hank report in the video above.


About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Derick is a Senior Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with Local 4 News since April 2013. Derick specializes in breaking news, crime and local sports.