The setup is all too often the same, someone driving by in a truck offers you cheap asphalt paving. The cost is low because the materials are left over from a job the workers just completed nearby. This is a case where low price does not equal a good deal, seldom do you get what you pay for in a situation like this. One recent caller relayed a scenario in which they verbally agreed to a certain price per linear foot. Once the job was finished, the consumer received an invoice for double the amount agreed upon. The company had changed the terms to price per square foot, which in turn upped the amount the consumer owed. BBB offices around the country report that these nomadic workers have racked up a multitude of complaints. If you are approached by someone offering to pave your driveway BBB has the following tips for you:When considering hiring a traveling asphalt company ask for local references and verify that the contractor is in compliance with all local licensing, bonding and insuring requirements. Ask for identification and note the license plate number on the contractor’s vehicle. Solicit two or three different bids for the work you are planning, but don’t automatically accept the lowest offer. Make sure all bids are based on the same set of specifications and materials.As with any business transaction, be sure to read all agreements and guarantees before signing. Do not be pressured into signing an agreement before you understand all terms and conditions. Make sure all oral promises are put in writing.Be wary of vaguely worded provisions, exclusions or limitations which could pose a problem later.Never sign a contract with sections left blank. When you choose a contractor, do not pay for the work in advance. Pay by check when the work is completed to your satisfaction.The FTC’s Three Day Cooling Off Rule gives you three business days to cancel with a full refund any purchase/agreement that was sold to you at your home. With the contract, the contractor must give you a separate cancellation form with the date of sale on it. To cancel the sale, sign and date the cancellation form and make sure it reaches the address given on it for cancellation by midnight of the third business day after the date of sale.If you suspect that you are dealing with a paving scammer, report them to your local police department and the BBB. You can find contact info for your BBB by searching here.BBB Serving Northeast Florida contributed to this article.