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Mainroad advising Ponoka-area residents of fraudsters

Individuals trespassed on private property, solicited business
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Mainroad Group is warning local residents of a scam in the area.

Individuals are trespassing on private property to solicit business in a fraudulent manner.

On April 19, Mainroad Operations received a phone call from a concerned resident located West of Ponoka stating that a group of workers came onto their private property representing “Mainroad” and offering to fill potholes and pave the driveway.

Mainroad stated in a press release that this was fraudulent and strongly advised residents to report any suspicious activity to the local RCMP.

If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at

To report a crime online, or for access to RCMP news and information, download the Alberta RCMP app through Apple or Google Play.

Mainroad is contracted by the province to perform maintenance on central Alberta provincial highways surrounding and within the counties of Lacombe, Ponoka, Red Deer, and Wetaskiwin.

Any road or highway maintenance work impacting a local county community or township is publicly communicated through 511 Alberta.

Emily Jaycox

About the Author: Emily Jaycox

I'm a reporter for Ponoka News and have lived in Ponoka since 2015.
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