City Of Rancho Palos Verdes: House Address Number Curb Painting Solicitation Is Prohibited

January 21, 2021

Have you got people knocking on your door asking for money to paint a curb? The curb painting scam involves people you haven’t hired, who show up, paint your house number on the curb, and demand payment. Some of the scammers will suggest or directly claim that they are employed by the city, along with official looking leads. Don’t be pressured to pay! If you haven’t hired or approved someone to paint your curb, don’t give them a payment or donation.

The town of Rancho Palos Verdes has received occasional reports of homeowners being asked to paint house address numbers on curbs. Please note that as of November 20, 2001, this activity has been banned by City Council policy. Updating house addresses painted on street edges is free as part of the city’s annual residential street rehabilitation project using a city contractor and is free for individual homeowners.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (310) 544-5252 or [email protected] If someone approaches you and asks for money after you have painted your curb, explain why you are declining the payment and report potential scammers to Lomita Sheriff’s Station at (310) 539-1661. Many Thanks!

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