DENVER, COLORADO—BBB serving Denver/Boulder is alerting consumers to exercise caution when doing business with Denver’s Perfect Paving. This alert follows a consumer tip, submitted by email, alleging that the business failed to complete the services it advertised and later became unresponsive.Equally as concerning is the ease with which this company has been able to fraudulently claim the address of an existing, and legitimate, small business in Lakewood.A complainant writing to BBB on behalf of his grandparents, Russell and Phyllis Moore, provided BBB with photographs and documents detailing the elderly couple’s experience with Denver’s Perfect Paving. The complainant alleges that after leaving his grandparents’ Northglenn driveway in disrepair, the company stopped responding to their contacts. The complainant claims that a man named Vincent Nicholas knocked on his grandparents’ door in June to offer his company’s paving services, providing them with a business card and an official-looking contract. “My grandmother agreed and [signed] his paper and paid him $2,200 cash as the man requested before any work was done,” the complainant wrote in an email to BBB. However, in reality, no business named Denver’s Perfect Paving is registered with the Colorado Secretary of State. Further, the Lakewood business address that the company lists on its business cards and contract materials actually belongs to a different (and legitimate) business entity—an architecture design firm named Abo Group.Lisa Abo, Marketing Coordinator at Abo Group, says that the business is becoming increasingly troubled by repeated inquiries from consumers who have been directed to Abo Group’s West Colfax address, under the impression that it is the location of an entirely different business. In addition to customers of Denver’s perfect Paving, Abo has received inquiries from consumers led to believe that a Roofing, Paving, and Remodeling business run by a man named Frank Nicholas operates at Abo Group’s business address. No business entity of this description is registered with the Colorado Secretary of State.Abo Group Purchased the Lakewood property in 2013, and since then no other businesses have operated on its grounds, according to Abo. Abo says it is possible that prior to Abo group’s purchase of the property in 2013, one of these unregistered businesses did own a P.O. box at what is currently Abo Group’s West Colfax address. Yet according to the Denver Perfect Paving advertising materials that BBB obtained, the company claimed an address at Abo Group’s property as recently as June 2017.In a phone call with BBB, a man who identified himself as Vincent Nicholas of Denver’s Perfect Paving confirmed the West Colfax address to be the company’s business address. However, Nicholas added, “It’s not really a big business.” According to Lisa Abo, when she had previously reached out to Mr. Nicholas to inquire about his Business’ use of Abo Group’s address, Mr. Nicholas became increasingly hostile and denied using the address. BBB urges business owners and consumers who believe a company is claiming a false business address to report their concerns to BBB. This can be done either by submitting a complaint to the company’s online Business Profile, or by submitting a tip to BBB’s Scam Tracker website. In addition, consumers may use the Colorado Secretary of State’s Business Database Search to quickly verify whether a business is registered with the Secretary of State’s office. However, it is important to note that while an unregistered business is not qualified to do business in the state, it is still possible for a registered business to be a scam company. Finally, BBB recommends that consumers report potential scam companies to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and their state’s attorney general.